Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory

Globular Clusters and Their Weird Binary Stars, a public talk by Dr. Craig Heinke at the observatory on October 8th, 2015 from 8 to 8:30pm. Public observing until 9pm.

The Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory is located 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.

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.

Teachers should note that the Sky Scan outreach program is designed to help bring real science activities to Grade 6 and 9 science classes.

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