UPDATE (9:15am April 20): Due to the forecast of cloudy weather for Saturday evening, we will have to cancel the public viewing.
With twilight coming very late as we approach the June solstice, we will likely not schedule any nighttime public viewings until late summer when it will be once again getting dark earlier in the evening. We will have some daytime public viewings with our solar telescope and will post about those soon.
Our next public viewing is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, from 8:30-10:00 PM. For the first half-hour, we will view the Moon and when it gets darker around 9:00 PM we will switch to some other objects in the sky.
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.