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Milky Way Nights August

Milky Way Nights August. Dates / Times2014-08-28 to 2014-08-30 (22:00 to 02:00). Organization Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. Hwy22 south, 2.4km south of hwy 22 & hwy 22x interchange Calgary, ABT0 L 1 W0403.931.2366 For three moonless nights in August the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is open to the public for late night observing. Drop in for a chance to observe alongside our research scientists. If conditions are clear then we will view distant planetary nebula, globular clusters and galaxies. We will have several telescopes operating and many opportunities to view the night sky as well as several astronomers on hand to answer your questions. Milky Way Nights are a special event that focuses on the public coming to the observatory to look through a telescope and learn more about the night sky. There is no formal lecture; however we will do our best to point out the highlights of the summer sky. No need to pre-register. The event is out of doors, so please dress for the weather. You can bring a flashlight and do not forget bug spray. If the sky is cloudy then we will not be able to operate the telescopes. If very poor weather conditions persist then the observing event is cancelled. Watch the RAO website for sky conditions and updates. Entrance fee: donation to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. Event Details. Location: Hwy22 south