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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party and Livestream

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join us on April 8 for a Solar Eclipse viewing party or tune into our livestream to watch the eclipse!

On Monday, April 8, worlds will align. The moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on our planet that will sweep across North America. For Manitobans, this will produce a partial solar eclipse visible throughout afternoon.

This viewing party, organized in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Association of Canada (RASC) and Assiniboine Park Conservancy, will create a safe environment to view the eclipse! This free event will provide you with a chance to see the sun up close through safe solar telescopes.

Click here for more eclipse details and viewing resources.


Viewing Party Details:

Monday, April 8, 12:30 pm to 3:15 pm.
The Leaf in Assiniboine Park

Important Safety Warning: The sun is very bright, and if you look at it too long you will damage your eyes permanently. It’s no more dangerous during an eclipse than it is any other time, but people don’t usually stare at the sun for three hours except during an eclipse. A partial or annular eclipse is still too bright to safely observe without special eye protection.

The safest way to observe the eclipse is by using special solar eclipse glasses from a certified dealer. The Manitoba Museum Shop is now SOLD OUT of eclipse glasses. Do not order them from unknown sources on the internet at this point, as unfortunately there are more fake eclipse glasses than real ones available this close to the event. Saving a dollar while risking your eyesight for the rest of your life is not worth it. If you were unable to secure glasses in time for the eclipse, check out our Eclipse Resources webpage, here, for indirect viewing options.


Livestream Details:

Dome@Home will be livestreaming the eclipse on Monday, April 8 from 12:30 pm to 3:15 pm.

In the event of cloudy weather, we’ll connect to another livestream from a clear location around the country.

Join us on Facebook or Youtube live!


Dome@Home is a of FREE virtual programming inviting Manitobans to explore the universe with Planetarium Astronomer Scott Young. As pioneering Canadian astronomer Helen Sawyer Hogg always said, “The stars belong to everyone.”

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April 8
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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