Since sunsets are so late in the evening around the June solstice, we are once again switching our public telescope viewing sessions over from nighttime to daytime for the summer months. 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.
Viewings will be held every 2nd Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 pm on the following dates:
June 5(CANCELLED due to weather)
- June 19
July 3(CANCELLED due to cloudy sky) July 17(CANCELLED due to cloudy sky)
- July 31
- August 14: special time: 1:30-2:30pm
- August 28
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. (If the weather behaves in its typical fashion, about half of our scheduled viewings will be cancelled due to cloudy weather.)
All viewings will be held outside the Engineering and Physics 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 on the map below) and there is no charge for parking in these lots during the summer semester.