SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

October 05, 2015 14:34 ET

PSA: Discover new worlds and imagine the future of our own world

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - October 05, 2015) - It's time to celebrate all things sci-fi at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. On October 17, 2015, come in costume and join us for an evening of astronomical fun.

Jeroen Stil will be presenting The Friction in Science Fiction, which highlights the physics in Science Fiction writing. There will also be readings from members of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association of Calgary.

All of our open house events feature access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society. You have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.

For more details go to: www.ucalgary.ca/rao

What: Public night observing, presentation and viewing through RAO telescopes

Who: Jeroen Stil, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary; readings by members of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association of Calgary

Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, on the east side of Highway 22, 2.4 km south of the Hwy 22 and Hwy 22x interchange

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 (7:30-11 p.m.)

Cost: $20 per car or $10 per person, all proceeds to Rothney Astrophysical Observatory educational programming

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Contact Information

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    Gloria Visser-Niven
    Director, Marketing and Communications, Faculty of Science
    University of Calgary
    W: 403-210-7056
    gvissern@ucalgary.ca