The main stairwell and office wing on both second and third floors of the Physics building will be closed until necessary repairs to the main stairwell are completed.
Administrative offices have been relocated to PHY 345.
Please do not cross any caution tapes whilst in the building.

In order to properly clean rooms and buildings due to fire damage, the following classes and midterms (listed by subject and number) being held up to June 15 have been temporarily relocated. To see if your course/midterm has been impacted please visit the Registrar's Temporary Relocations page.

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Gustav Bakos Observatory March Break TourExport this event to calendar

Friday, March 16, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

Gustav Bakos observatory exterior in daylightSpecial Daytime public tour on a Friday!

  • Presentation at 2:00 PM in PHY 313 (note the special room)
  • Telescope viewing at 2:30 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)

The Observatory will be open for a special public tour, offering a chance for elementary and secondary school students and families to look at the Sun through a specially filtered telescope during March break (Waterloo students, staff, faculty, and other members of the public are also welcome). 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 sunlight on the ground with the unaided eye, then we won't be able to see the Sun in the sky through our specially filtered telescope either.]

Will it be clear tonight? Astronomical forecast

Cost 
only that of parking
Location 
PHY - Physics
313
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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