UPDATE (10:40AM, June 24): It doesn’t look like the weather will clear up in time for the telescope viewing tonight, so we will have to cancel. We’re scheduling another nighttime viewing on July 22 and will also be scheduling some daytime solar viewing sessions starting in July. Watch for posts to this blog next week as details are confirmed.
Our next public viewing is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 10:00-11:00PM. Since this viewing is scheduled not long after the summer solstice, the sun will be setting very late so we will have a later, shorter viewing than usual. But there will be two planets visible in the sky – Saturn and Jupiter, so if the weather cooperates we should have an interesting viewing.
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.