Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Located on a hilltop in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) is dedicated to expanding our knowledge of the Universe and educating students, school groups and the public about the wonders of Astronomy. The observatory is open once a month to the public for their Open House or Milky Way Night events. During these events they have the telescopes operating and astronomers are on hand to answer all of your burning astronomical questions. Entrance fees are $30/car so we encourage you to carpool!

Is there anything more romantic than gazing up at the stars with your date? The observatory lets you do just that with scheduled times when you and your date can get an up-close-and-personal look at those beauties. Visit the 2017/2018 Public Event schedule for your chance to view the stars here!

Hey I’m Kelsey and I am a content writer, contributor and website editor for Date Night. When I’m not busy writing about our city, you can find me hanging out in a coffee shop, finding the newest hot yoga studio or hittin’ the road to explore the mountains. When I do actually have to work, I provide online services to small businesses as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, such as writing, editing, and digital marketing. Writing is my passion, so I seek out jobs that allow me to express my creative writing side.

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