UPDATE (9:10 AM Mar 30): Another Thursday and another cloudy sky! We’ll have to cancel this viewing. We’ll schedule another one for late April after the university examination period is over.
UPDATE (8:00 AM Mar 23): With partly cloudy skies forecast for tonight plus UPEI being closed for the day due to a snowstorm, the telescope viewing is being postponed until Thursday, March 30, from 8:30-10:30PM.
UPDATE (10:30 AM Mar 01): The weather forecast for the next few days is all cloudy skies and precipitation, so we are postponing the telescope viewing until Thursday, March 23. The viewing will also shift to a later time (to accommodate the increasing daylight hours) and will take place from 8:30-10:30PM. We have a UPEI student society attending at the start, so the first 30 to 60 minutes of the viewing will be a bit busier, but you are welcome to attend at any time.
Our next public viewing is scheduled for Thursday, March 2 from 7:00-9:00PM. You can come to the viewing at any time during that period, but we have a UPEI student society coming at 7:00PM so for the first hour or so that group will be given priority access to the telescope.
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, the event will have to be cancelled or postponed. This post will be updated in the event of cancellation or postponement.