Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is 1.8 meter diameter telescope - one of the three largest in Canada. The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is located on a hilltop in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Calgary's Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) is a facility dedicated to expanding our knowledge of the Universe and educating the public about the wonders of Astronomy. The site provides an unobstructed view of the entire night time sky and by day, the site provides stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. This day trip is a must visit for anyone interested in astronomy and space science.

Drive south on Macleod Trail, go west on hwy 22X for approximately 15 minutes, turn south on hwy 22 for 2.4km, the RAO is located on the east side of the hwy.

GPS coordinates: Lat 50.868039 deg N, Long 114.291142 deg W

Highway address 200, 198070 Hwy 22

Location (Approximate): 
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
208 St W
Priddis, AB
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