The most exciting astronomical event of the year is taking place this August.
On Monday, August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse is supposed to occur. What makes this even more fascinating is that it will mark the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse crossed the entire continental USA and here in Vancouver.
Equally important, Vancouver will enjoy 86% totality.
Here are three places in Vancouver hosting viewing events.
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
To help you celebrate, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is celebrating with a big community viewing party. People will be asked to gather on the grass outside of our Gordon Southam Observatory for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Admission, which includes eclipse glasses, are by donation.
Science World is hosting it’s own viewing party from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. There will also be full coverage from the U.S. in the Science Theatre from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There will also be numerous activities taking place throughout the day for all ages to enjoy.
UBC’s physics and astronomy department is hosting an event from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at their Point Grey Campus. Telescopes will be available to use. A live streaming of the total eclipse and presentations about how an eclipse occurs will be hosted in the Welcome Centre at the Robert H Lee Alumni Centre.
Furthermore, you can join the UBC Astronomy Club from 9:10 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. at Robson Square.
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