University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
While the Observatory remains closed due to the pandemic, we are happy to offer a live online program during the peak night of the annual Perseid Meteor shower. We will begin the evening by learning how to use a special map of skies called a planisphere. Afterwards, we will identify some stars, constellations, and planets in the sky, while we wait for the meteors!
Although we are hosting this event remotely, we hope we can make it interactive. You can (optionally) print and make your own planisphere beforehand, and observe the night sky safely from home (no telescope required!). We will also try to respond to live questions.
In the event of bad weather, we will postpone this event to August 12th.
Pre-registration is not required.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.