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Image shows the one meter telescope. This telescope is part of the Allan I. Carswell Observatory since 2019.

First Clear Day Solar Viewing Event at Allan I. Carswell Observatory

Join York University astronomers from the Allan I. Carswell Observatory to view the sun! If the sky is clear, we will take solar-appropriate telescopes outside and view the sun. We will pass out free eclipse-viewing safety glasses and demonstrate pinhole cameras. This program will include eclipse FAQ and a discussion of how to enjoy the partial eclipse from Toronto as well as activities.

This session will go ahead on the first clear day, to ensure that we get good weather. On each day between April 2 and 6, we will be checking the weather and announcing on our website by 10 a.m.

If the weather is clear:

the event will go ahead. The location is Arboretum Parking Garage, Building 80, fifth floor (open air). Go to the top level and in the southeast corner we will have small telescopes set up for solar viewing. There are lifts and stairs, but you will not be able to drive all the way to the top for safety reasons. Just look for the telescopes and join the tour.

If the weather is cloudy:

the event will be rolled to the next day. For example, if it is cloudy on April 2, we will try again April 3, 4, 5 and 6 until we get a clear day. After one successful day the event will conclude, so it is recommended to check the website before coming out:

Free tickets for the event can be found here:


Apr 02 - 06 2024
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