Looking at the stars

Tour Groups

Book a program for your organization or host your next meeting at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory.

We are fully booked up to September 2023. Please watch our website for details on fall bookings available in April.

Tours of the observatory

We are booking group bookings for 2022. Please note we do not offer private group bookings.

Do you have an organization or youth group that would like to visit the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO)? Book a tour and see the awesome 1.8 metre ARCT and the amazing 0.5 metre Baker-Nunn telescope. The RAO also has an interpretive centre with classroom facilities as well as educational displays. Visits can be tailored to the desires and needs of your organization or youth group. A minimum of 10 people is required to book a tour. We do not offer private tours.

Meeting space rentals

Our interpretive centre can be rented to groups seeking to host a meeting at a unique venue. Our classroom can accommodate 100 people and has presentation facilities (LCD data projector, loudspeaker system with wireless microphone and wireless internet access). We also have an outdoor amphitheatre space. The facility has ample parking, bathrooms and is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for pricing information.