UPDATE (4:40 PM, March 23): The forecast for Saturday is cloudy with a chance of flurries all day and night, so that’s not good telescope weather. Our viewing scheduled for March 24 is cancelled. We’ll try to schedule a viewing for April soon (after university examination period) and will post details once they’re available.
UPDATE (10:25 AM, March 3): Due to the forecast for clouds and chance of flurries this evening, our viewing is postponed to March 24, 8:00-10:00 PM.
Our next public viewing is scheduled for Saturday, March 3 from 7:00-9:00 PM. Our back-up date (in the event of cloudy weather) is Saturday, March 24 from 8:00-10:00 PM.
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.
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, this post will be updated in the event of cancellation or postponement.