January 26 Public Viewing

Our next public viewing at our telescope will be Thursday, January 26 from 6:30-8:30PM. You can come to the viewing at any time in that 2-hour period, but we have a children’s group coming at 6:30PM so the first half-hour or so that group will be given priority access to the telescope.

Our observatory is on the rooftop of UPEI’s Memorial Hall, but we ask that you come first to room 417 to wait for your turn to go up to the telescope. Volunteers from local astronomy groups and UPEI Physics will be available to answer any astronomy questions for you while you wait.

It is necessary to climb a flight of stairs to reach the telescope, but the elevator can be taken up to the 4th floor waiting room.Observatory Location & Parking

In the evening hours, campus parking lots are free, with parking lots B and C being the nearest lots to Memorial Hall.

If the weather is cloudy and we cannot view the sky, the event will have to be cancelled. This post will be updated in the event of cancellation.

How to Use Your Telescope Workshop – January 19, 2017

Do you have a telescope at home that you’re not really sure how to use? Then we invite you to attend our “How to Use Your Telescope” workshop where volunteers from our Community Astronomy Network will help you set up your telescope and practice using it. We also invite anyone who’s interested in learning about telescopes to attend, even if you don’t have a telescope of your own.

Telescope Workshop

The workshop will be held from 7:00-9:00PM on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in room 128A of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering (SSDE) building on the UPEI campus. Volunteers will be available starting at 6:45PM to help you with telescope drop-off and transporting them to the room where the workshop will be held (see campus map below).

ssde-campus-map

If you’re bringing a telescope, please register so that we can prepare our volunteers to assist with your particular telescope model.

Link to registration form

RSVP on the Facebook Event (optional)

UPDATE: December 6 Public Viewing CANCELLED

UPDATE (2:20PM, Dec. 6): Another cloudy day! Our viewing will again have to be cancelled.

Examinations start at the university tomorrow and then the holiday period will begin. So our next attempt at a public viewing will be in 2017.

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Our next public viewing at our telescope will be Tuesday, December 6, from 8:00-9:00PM. You may also attend between 7:00-8:00PM, but priority in accessing the telescope during that time will be given to a children’s group that has arranged to attend (so that just means you might have to wait a bit).

Our observatory is on the rooftop of UPEI’s Memorial Hall, but we ask that you come first to room 417 to wait for your turn to go up to the telescope. Volunteers from local astronomy groups and UPEI Physics will have information about the Moon and answer any questions for you while you wait.

It is necessary to climb a flight of stairs to reach the telescope, but the elevator can be taken up to the 4th floor waiting room.Observatory Location & Parking

In the evening hours, campus parking lots are free, with parking lots B and C being the nearest lots to Memorial Hall.

If the weather is cloudy and we cannot view the sky, the event will have to be cancelled.

How to Use Your Telescope Workshop – Pre-Registration

Do you have a telescope at home that you’re not really sure how to use? Then we invite you to attend our “How to Use Your Telescope” workshop where volunteers from our Community Astronomy Network will help you set up your telescope and practice using it.

The workshop is still in the planning stages, but we hope to hold it in the latter half of January 2017 on the UPEI campus. If you’re interested, please pre-register so that we can try to arrange a date that will work for as many people as possible.

Link to registration form

November 19 Public Viewing – CANCELLED

UPDATE (10:30AM Nov. 19): The weather is looking cloudy all day today, so our viewing is cancelled. Our next scheduled viewing after this one will be Tuesday, December 6 (details will be posted next week).

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Our next public viewing at our telescope will be Saturday, November 19, from 7:00 to 9:00PM. We hope to have better luck with the weather for this viewing than we’ve had during our last few attempts!

Our observatory is on the rooftop of UPEI’s Memorial Hall, but we ask that you come first to room 417 to wait for your turn to go up to the telescope. Volunteers from local astronomy groups and UPEI Physics will have information about the Moon and answer any questions for you while you wait.

It is necessary to climb a flight of stairs to reach the telescope, but the elevator can be taken up to the waiting room.Observatory Location & Parking

In the evening hours, campus parking lots are free, with parking lots B and C being the nearest lots to Memorial Hall.

If the weather is cloudy and we cannot view the sky, the event will have to be cancelled. Our next scheduled viewing after this one will be Tuesday, December 6, from 8-9PM.