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Observatory Open House

Partial Solar Eclipse!

Event Details

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Location: Ellis Hall, Queen's University

Date: October 14, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

The Mid-Day Midnight Sky - poster for the Queen's Observatory Open House

The next Queen’s Observatory Open House is a very special one as it is on the Partial Solar Eclipse happening on Saturday October 14th at 11:00am in Ellis Hall Auditorium at Queen’s University. The partial eclipse will take place around 12-2:30pm and reach maximum at 1:14pm.

Before the eclipse, we are very excited to feature a presentation by Livia Comeau, who is a Queen’s University Physics undergraduate student and has worked with the 2024 Eclipse outreach and planning committee this past summer. Her talk is titled “The Mid-Day Midnight Sky”

The presentation will be followed by observing the partial solar eclipse (weather permitting).

We hope to see you there!

Date and Time: Saturday October 14th 11am-2pm* (rain or shine)
Location: Ellis Hall Auditorium, 58 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N9
Cost: Free! Tickets will be provided at the door. No registration or RSVP is needed
Contact: for more information

Open Houses typically take place every third Saturday of each month (*Note the special date and time this month).
More information about the Observatory and our Open Houses and School Tours programs can be found here:
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