University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
Fire restoration work is expected to continue into early November. 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 contact individual faculty members to request appointments, as many faculty have been relocated during this process.
Please do not cross any caution tapes whilst in the building.
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