Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) is an astronomical observatory located near the hamlet of Priddis on Highway 22 South, approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Calgary. The observatory is owned and operated by the University of Calgary (UC), and was dedicated in 1972. The facility is used for research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and public outreach. The facility has many events planned throughout the year and most are open to the public. Check their Facebook page link below for the calendar of events.

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory