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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 — 8:00 PM EDT

A visitor observing through a telescopeCome visit the observatory during September's public tour!

  • Presentation at 8:00 PM in EIT 1015 (note the special room)
  • Telescope viewing at 8:30 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)

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 and stairwell to PHY are likely to be closed during this tour. The map below shows the closed main entrance (red icon) and alternate access points (blue icons) from EIT and the back of PHY. For guests joining us for observing only, the entrance across from RCH is the closest to the observatory.

Map of alternate PHY entrances

Cost 
only that of parking
Location 
EIT - Centre for Environmental and Information Technology
1015
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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