Summer Solar Viewings

NOTE: The viewing location for the August 2 and August 21 sessions has changed to the grassy area outside of the SSDE Student Entrance doors.

Our hydrogen-alpha solar telescope.

We have scheduled several solar viewing sessions for the summer. We’ll view the Sun’s chromosphere with our 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 outside the entrance to the SSDE building (building #30 on the campus map). (NOTE: The first two sessions were scheduled for the green roof, but the location has changed for subsequent viewings).

Solar viewing sessions will take place near the entrance to the SSDE building. Parking is available in the MacLauchlan Arena lot.

The solar viewings will take place in the grassy areas outside of the entrance to the SSDE building.