University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
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.]
Will it be clear tonight? Astronomical forecast
Note: due to repairs in the Physics building, the main entrance stairwell will likely be closed from the second to third floor during this tour. The map below shows the main entrance/stairwell (red icon) and alternate entrance points/stairwells (blue icons) from EIT and the back of PHY. The entrance across from RCH is the closest to PHY 313 and the observatory.