September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rothney Astronomical Observatory
#200, 198070 Hwy 22, Priddis, AB
A full moon rising exemplifies the theme of La Bella Luna tempismo perfecto. Astronomer Roland Dechesne will talk about the moon and humanity’s plans for our celestial neighbour, and The University of Calgary Choir will sing while under the stars.
In the sky - Cygnus the Swan will be soaring overhead and easy to find because of its alpha star Deneb, which is one of the farthest stars we can see with our eyes. Visitors will have the opportunity to look through the RAO’s array of telescopes (weather permitting), with astronomers from the University of Calgary and members of the Royal Astronomical Society on hand to answer questions.
Arrive by 7:50 pm. Tickets $10 per person or $20 per car.
All proceeds go towards RAO educational programs.