Summer Solar Viewings

UPDATE (July 19, 2:15PM): There’s only wispy clouds in the sky, so we will set up the telescope and try a viewing session. If a larger clouds in, you may need to wait a few moments for it to move along before viewing, but hopefully conditions will remain good for the full session.


UPDATE (July 4, 12:00PM): There aren’t many gaps between the clouds out there, so we won’t be able to view the Sun today. We’ll try again July 19 (see details below)


We have scheduled several solar viewing sessions for the summer. We’ll view the Sun’s chromosphere with our

Our hydrogen-alpha solar telescope.

hydrogen-alpha (red light) solar telescope and we may also set up another telescope to do some viewing of the photosphere in white light. These viewings will go ahead so long as the sky is not clouded over and we can see the Sun. (This post will be updated in the event of weather-related cancellations).

The scheduled viewing dates are:
Tuesday July 4, 12:00-1:00pm
Wednesday July 19, 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 1:00-2:00pm
Monday, August 21, 2:30-5:00pm: Special Partial Solar Eclipse session!

The solar viewing sessions will be held on the green roof of the SSDE building at UPEI (building #30 on the campus map). The roof is accessed via the second floor and is wheelchair accessible. The route to the green roof will be sign-posted from all the building entrances.

Solar viewing sessions will take place on the green roof of the SSDE building. Parking is available in the MacLauchlan Arena lot.

The SSDE building green roof is accessed from the second floor via this ramp.