Solar Viewings for Summer 2018

Since sunsets are so late in the evening from May through August, we are switching our public telescope viewing sessions over from nighttime to daytime. We’ll set up one or two of our solar telescopes and view the features of Sun (safely!) in the hydrogen alpha wavelength or in white light.

Our hydrogen-alpha solar telescope.

  • Wednesday, May 23, 12:00-1:00PM – POSTPONED to May 30, 12:00-1:00PM
  • Thursday, June 28, 12:00-1:00PM – POSTPONED to July 5, 12:00-1:00PM CANCELLED (due to cloudy weather)
  • Thursday, July 26, 2:00-4:00PMPOSTPONED to Thursday, August 2, 12:00-1:00PM POSTPONED to Tuesday, August 7, 12:00-1:30PM
  • Wednesday, August 15, 12:00-1:00PM CANCELLED (due to cloudy weather)

The viewings are weather-dependent – if the sky is completely clouded over so that we can’t see the Sun, we’ll have to cancel the viewing or postpone it. This post will be edited with updates on the viewings as needed.

Solar viewings will be held outside the SSDE building.

All viewings will be held outside the SSDE building entrance (building #30 on the campus map). The viewing will be at ground level, so it will be accessible to anyone with mobility issues. Parking is available in lots adjacent to the building (shown in the map below) and there is no charge for parking in these lots during the summer semester.

The solar viewings will be outside the entrance of the SSDE building (indicated by orange star on the map). Parking is available in UPEI Lots D & E and the MacLauchlan Arena lot.