April 29 Public Viewing – CANCELLED

UPDATE (12:15pm Apr 29): With showers forecast for tonight and the sky not clearing until after midnight, we have to cancel the scheduled viewing.


Our next public viewing is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 from 8:30-10:30PM. As it will be twilight during the first 30 minutes or so of the viewing, we’ll look at the crescent Moon mostly during that period. Once it’s fully dark, Jupiter will be a good viewing candidate, and we may look at some other interesting sights also.

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 or postponed. This post will be updated in the event of cancellation or postponement.