Solar eclipse viewable with the help of Sidewalk Astronomy group


On Monday, August 21 beginning at 11:30 a.m., McMaster’s Sidewalk Astronomy group, lead by Physics and Astronomy graduate Nathan Brunetti, will have telescopes available for the public to view the solar eclipse.

The group, who will be setup on the sidewalk by the Engineering Technology Building facing Main Street West, host demos to explain and engage the public in observing celestial events. Telescopes, with appropriate filters, and a pinhole camera will allow the public to observe the eclipse safely and knowledgeably.

Brunetti and other grad students will be on hand to answer questions about what an eclipse is, how it works, how they predict them so accurately and why they are still of great scientific value. The eclipse is predicted to peak at 2:32 p.m. and will end around 3:49 p.m.

Related Stories