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Registration for CAL: ROTHNEY OBSERVATORY 2019 is Closed

Please join us for an evening at the Rothney Observatory! Student's and their families will have the opportunity to experience the universe and the world beyond our human eye's view through the lens of a telescope.


Information for your visit to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory:
- Dress for the weather, you will be out of doors for part of the program is outdoors.
- Warm coat
- Hat
- Gloves
- Boots
- You welcome to bring a flashlight because the observatory is quite dark at night there are no lights.
- Bring drinking water, as the water at the observatory is not potable.
- Please arrive NO earlier than 15 minutes before the start of your program. The gate on site is not open until then.
- Parents and siblings are welcome to stay for the program, but please note program is designed for the students.
- Our website is www.ucalgary.ca/rao
- Our phone number is 403 931 2366
- Bring your astronomy questions and we will do our best to answer them!

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) benefits the community through its dual roles as a University of Calgary research facility and as a public educational institution. The RAOs primary purpose and service to the community is to provide a resource for science educators and to act as a support to science education in Alberta. Therefore, the RAO objectives are to create a quality-learning environment built on integrated teaching, research and creative activities. We accomplish these objectives through interpretative activities and the development of public programming that articulates and involves University of Calgary research and scientific technology. Our exhibits and programs create a stimulating experiential learning experience with an exhibit program that responds to the needs and wants of our target audiences. The RAO houses a collection of telescopes, related technology and archival resources. These collections are conserved, researched and interpreted for the public and for future generations of Albertans.
The RAO Interpretive Centre is a fun place to learn about astronomy and the fascinating research conducted at the observatory by University of Calgary scientists. Open to the general public with regularly scheduled hours, the interpretive center features interactive displays and opportunities to connect to the universe. The centre contains a classroom capable of seating approximately 100 people as well as audio-visual equipment for state-of-the art presentations.

WHERE: Rothney Observatory
WHEN: Friday, October 18/19
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
WHO:Grade 6 and above only
COST: $5.00 / Student (Grade 6 - 12)

This event is suitable for students grades 6 -12. The content of the program is for Grades 6- 12 only. The Rothney Observatory has kindly asked that we PLEASE keep all in attendance Grade 6 and up (and that includes siblings). Thanks for your consideration
Risks: The general risks possible at all school events are listed in the Acknowledgment of Risk and Informed Consent below. Mitigating factors for each risk are stated as well. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Program Enhancement Coordinator hosting the event.

Supervision: Supervision ratios will be in accordance with School Board policy, Safety Guidelines for Physical Activity in Alberta Schools and venue requirements. For specific details on the supervision ratios please see the Acknowledgement of Risk and Informed Consent below. This information is also provided in the monthly Events Newsletters.


Event is Closed

If you have questions, please contact pgordon@redeemer.ab.ca

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