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 hosting a special event for the January 2019 lunar eclipse. The main observatory telescope will be trained on the moon, along with other telescopes on the rooftop, for public viewing of the Earth's shadow crossing the full moon. Sunlight from the all the sunsets and sunrises around the world will pass though the Earth's atmosphere and into its shadow. A reddish glow will gradually sweep across the Moon over a two hour period, with the Full Moon appearing completely reddened prior to midnight!
Note: If the weather turns out to be cloudy, telescope observing will not be possible; special arrangements will apply:
Will it be clear tonight? Astronomical forecast