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Total Lunar Eclipse viewing

This event got accidentally deleted somehow. Here's a quick recreation of it.

Let's meet at TELUS World of Science on the lawn of the observatory there (follow the signs outside that direct you to the observatory - it's just south-east of the main TELUS World of Science building). There will be other people too there, viewing the total lunar eclipse on Monday late night (ie, the night of 14th April). Here is the schedule for the lunar eclipse:

Partial umbral eclipse begins: 11:58 p.m. MDT on April 14
Total eclipse begins: 1:07 a.m. MDT on April 15
Greatest eclipse: 1:46 a.m. MDT
Total eclipse ends: 2:25 a.m. MDT
Partial eclipse ends: 3:33 a.m. MDT

We will simply meet out there on the lawn next to the observatory to watch and/or photograph the spectacle. There may be some intermittent clouds tonight but it should still be alright as it's a long, slow eclipse. I'm still hoping that the cloud gods will be good to us. :)

Please do make sure that you dress appropriately. You'll be out there standing around outside for a little while so do wear warm socks and gloves/mittens/toque etc. This would also be a good time to bring out that camera or binoculars or even the telescope! (Mars would be a good sight as well tonight)

Want to read a good article about the eclipse? Check out the CBC piece here.

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  • Imran H.

    Running slightly late.

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This disappeared.. I thought it was canceled. Bummer. We're going to be watching from our back yard!

    April 14, 2014

    • Imran H.

      Oh shoot. I was hoping to see you there. :-\

      April 14, 2014

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