On Monday, April 8, the Moon will move between the Earth and the Sun and a partial solar eclipse will appear in the University of Guelph locations approximately between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with the maximum eclipse at around 3:18 p.m.  

The University reminds its community members that it is dangerous to look directly at the Sun at any time, even during an eclipse.  

To safely view this rare event, please follow eclipse safety guidelines from the Government of Canada and NASA, using special glasses for eclipse watching that meet ISO 12312-2 international standard. View a list of safe solar viewers and filter suppliers. 

Staring at the Sun even for a few seconds can result in permanent vision impairment or blindness. Regular sunglasses, smoked glasses, camera lens, binoculars or a telescope will NOT sufficiently protect your eyes.   

On April 8 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the Department of Physics will be facilitating a safe eclipse viewing experience at U of G on Johnston Green and hosting small groups in the Observatory (MacNaughton Building, 7th floor).  

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own eclipse glasses or other viewing device. Some eclipse glasses will be available first-come first-served and telescopes on the green and in the Observatory will have solar filters. 

Learn more about the solar eclipse from U of G Physicist and science communicator Orbax.