Dark Sky Country
The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is located in Dark Sky Country of the Foothills County. We are part of a forming dark sky corridor on the western section of Calgary that includes the Weaselhead Conservation Society, Leighton Art Centre, Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area. The RAO works with our dark sky partners to advocate for dark and quiet skies to protect the wilderness of the night sky.
Together we promote Dark Sky awareness and help to protect the night sky through education and offering practical solutions.