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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — 6:30 PM EST

A visitor observing the skies from the rooftopEscape the mid-winter blahs and explore the dramatic lunar surface at the Observatory!

  • Presentation at 6:30 PM in RCH 302 (note the special room)
  • Telescope viewing at 7:00 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)

NOTE: this is a rescheduled tour from the previous week

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

Cost 
only that of parking
Location 
RCH - J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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