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The Rothney Observatory Offers Public a Chance to view Comet Lovejoy Tonight

 

orion-lovejoySky Conditions – Clear skies forecast, good conditions to view comet.

The last time Comet Lovejoy flew by earth was 12,000 years ago. The comet is now visible as it flies through the constellation Aries.

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is inviting the public to view Comet Lovejoy on Thursday January 22, 8pm to 10pm.

Drop in event, entrance fee by donation to the RAO programs.

The sky must be clear to see the comet. This is a fair weather event, please check twitter or our website as we may cancel due to poor viewing conditions. #@RAOastronomy

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. Our site provides easy access from Calgary and an unobstructed view of the entire night time sky. By day, we boast stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Come visit us and learn amazing things about astronomy and space science!

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