Observatory

View the sun, moon, stars and planets through our high quality telescopes. Explore the sky with the assistance of volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Edmonton Centre.

The Observatory is located in Coronation Park, just southeast of
TELUS World of Science.

There is no charge for admission.

Astronomy Information - please click on the link to the left.

November 2014 Observatory Hours

Fridays: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

Due to the inclement weather expected the Observatory will be closed throughout the month of December and up until mid-January.

Check back later this winter for operational dates in mid-January and February.

Observatory hours are weather dependant

  • Temperatures must be above -10 degrees Celsius (including wind chill).
  • Skies must be clear and not cloudy.
  • Visitors can call the Box Office at 780-451-3344 an hour prior to visiting the Observatory to confirm that it will be open.

Observatory hours of operation may change to accommodate special astronomical events.