Where’s the Telescope?

ASTRONOMY DOME LOCATIONcropped-astIMG_1583_1.jpgThe telescope dome is located on the rooftop of Memorial Hall.Observatory Location & Parking

In the evening hours, after 7pm, parking lots are free, with parking lots B and C being the nearest lots. Access to the building can be through either the main doors at the front (shown in photograph below), or off one side, where there is ramp access to a small side door.

Memorial Hall. Photo source: http://www.upei.ca/about-upei/visit-the-campus/memorial-hall

Memorial Hall.
Photo source: http://www.upei.ca/about-upei/visit-the-campus/memorial-hall

Memorial Hall room 417, the room just before heading up that final flight of stairs to the roof,  is used as a gathering point. If there is a full set of people already in the dome, you can wait there until the next group is ready to go upstairs. Volunteers from local astronomy groups and UPEI Physics will have general astronomy information and more information about that night’s viewing.

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Inside the UPEI Observatory.
Photograph by John Gallant (former astronomy instructor)

To get to the dome, you can take the stairwell to the very top of the building, or take the elevator to the fourth floor, and then walk up an extra flight of stairs to the rooftop, and then a few extra stairs into the dome.

 

 

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