Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory

The Observatory will be temporarily closed until further notice. Stay healthy!

COVID-19 Notice

The Observatory will continue to be closed to the public during the Fall 2020 semester. We are planning to offer virtual observing sessions and astronomy talks later in the Fall. We will update this page with more information once we are ready to offer some new virtual observing opportunities!

Public Hours

Solar Observing - Thursdays
Temporarily closed until further notice.

Evening Observing - Thursdays
Temporarily closed until further notice.

There is no admission fee. You may drop in any time during the hour. No appointments necessary.

Location

The Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory is located in CCIS 5-240 on the West end of the 5th floor of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science on the main campus of the University of Alberta. Click here for directions.

Field Trips and Group Visits

School groups and other education-oriented groups can book a private visit. These visits are free of charge. Please contact us at least one month before your anticipated visit date since there is high demand for these visits and we have limited availability. Click here for more information.

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