RASC 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 RASC Observatory at the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton is located in Coronation Park, just southeast of TWOSE. There is no charge for admission.

Observatory Hours

Holiday Closure

The RASC Observatory will be closed for the holidays from:

December 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Open on weekends

Friday: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

All openings are dependent upon weather and sky conditions:

  • 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 to confirm that the RASC Observatory will be open during normal business hours. You can also call the RASC Observatory at 780-452-9100 (ext. 2249) during the operating hours. If there is no answer, the observatory is closed.  

Hours of operation may change to accommodate special astronomical events.