University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
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The observatory is hosting a special event for the November 2019 Mercury transit. Multiple telescopes will be set up on the rooftop for safe public viewing of the planet Mercury, crossing directly in front of the Sun. Drop in anytime (or multiple times!) during the morning or early afternoon to view this rare event, and learn what it has to do with figuring out distances in our solar system and discovering new planets in our galaxy.
Note: If the weather turns out to be cloudy, telescope observing will not be possible; special arrangements will apply:
Will it be clear today? Astronomical forecast
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.