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Milky Way Nights

Milky Way Nights Location: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory When: Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10pm-2am Contact: Jennifer Howse Email: WebSite: Throughout three moonless nights in July and three nights in August, dark skies will allow us to view the Milky Way. You are invited to the RAO to observe next to our research scientists. The darkness will help us key in on distant faint objects and provide opportunities for deep sky viewing. The planets Saturn and Mars will be visible on the western horizon during the earlier part of the night.   Our observing terrace features an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and by members of the Royal Astronomical Society, Calgary Centre and the Telus World of Science.    We'll have our telescopes operating and astronomers on hand to answer questions. We will kick off the evening with a presentation on what's up the sky.   Check website for weather and sky conditions updates Entrance fee: donation to RAO educational programming. Event Details. Location: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory