CAO: Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 8:30pm to 11:30pm

UPDATE: WE HAVE 60% CLEAR SKIES AT THE CAO THIS EVENING AND ARE "GO" FOR LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING.  You're invited to the Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party at the E. C. Carr Astronomical Observatory. An astronomy event invitation, jointly hosted by the Blue Mountains Library and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre. Open to the public.

Sunday 27 September 2015. Arrive any time after 8:30 PM. Eclipse begins about 9:11 PM. Full eclipse approx. 10:15 PM.

This is the last total lunar eclipse for some time. The next total lunar eclipse for Ontario will happen in 21 Jan 2019. Also the Moon will be near perigee meaning it is relatively close to the Earth. This is a "long" lunar eclipse with the Moon entering the umbra stage just after 9 PM and continuing for 1 to 2 hours.

RASC volunteers and library staff will host the event at the observatory. RASC will provide tea and coffee.

Weather permitting. Monitor the Library home page Twitter feed for a GO or NO-GO decision.

Bring your binoculars, camera, tripod, warm clothes.

Be wary of GPS or mapping software directions. Use the direction notes on the library event page.

Fee: free.

Reservation not needed.
Location: Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO)