Dark Sky Country

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is proud to be located in dark sky country.

Where can you find dark skies?

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is the southern Alberta representative for the International Dark Skies Association. Visit their website for more information.


Postcard and pin project

To help spread awareness and get everyone involved, residents in the surrounding area of the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area and the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory were sent an informative postcard about the benefits of preserving dark skies.

You don't need a postcard to participate

Everyone is encouraged to take part in this activity. Review the information on the card shown below, and take action.
Send us a photo that shows your efforts and we'll mail you a complimentary Dark Sky Country pin.

Many thanks to the Calgary Foundation for supporting this initiative.

Dark sky country postcard
Dark sky country postcard.

Dark sky partners

Read more about our partners and their initiatives towards preserving the wilderness of the dark sky.

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

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Foothills Municipality Dark Sky Initiative

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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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