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Gustav Bakos Observatory Public TourExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST

Public tours

Gustav Bakos ObservatoryFree tours for the public have been conducted at the Gustav Bakos Observatory for over ten years. These tours include monthly public tours; scheduled tours for groups such as girl guides, boy scouts, and elementary and high school classes; and tours for viewing special events such as eclipses and comets.

The Observatory is open for public tours usually on the first Wednesday of each month, offering a chance to look through the university's telescope. This will be preceded by a short talk on astronomy (around 30 minutes) plus an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a tour of the dome. In the event of bad weather, the observing will not be possible, but the talk and tour of facilities will go ahead. [No optical telescope on Earth can see through cloud - if it's too cloudy to see stars with the unaided eye (or the Sun earlier in the day), then we won't be able to see stars through the telescope.]

Everybody is welcome. There is no need to book in advance for the public tour and it is free of charge (but note that some of the parking lots are coin entry).

During special events of astronomical interest, additional tours may be scheduled and will be announced here approximately one month in advance.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a private tour for your group, you may send an email to the observatory coordinator atobserve@astro.uwaterloo.ca or phone 519 885-1211 ext.35130 (email preferred).

Cost 
Free
Location 
PHY - Physics

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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