Four places in Vancouver to take in the solar eclipse

Don’t know where to check out the Aug. 21 solar eclipse? Here are four spots around Vancouver to look skyward — while protecting your eyes, of course.

1. Science World has partnered with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to offer a free viewing party that runs all day long.

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Running from 9 a.m. til noon, the event will include eclipse-themed science activities, a viewing party and demonstrations. Eclipse viewers will be available while supplies last.

Live coverage of the eclipse will also take place in the Science Theatre from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Details: scienceworld.ca/solar-eclipse-2017

2. The UBC Astronomy Club is hosting its gathering at Robson Square from 9:10 until 11:37 a.m.

The club suggests scopes and safety goggles will be available for all attendees. Info online at facebook.com/events/112384289359857.

3. UBC students and profs will convene at the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Eclipse viewers and telescopes will be on offer, along with a live streaming and various presentations in the Welcome Centre at the Robert H Lee Alumni Centre. Find info on Facebook at facebook.com/events/710231359163637.

4. The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre’s event sounds like a doozy.

Running from 8:45 a.m. until noon, the by-donation party will include solar telescopes, live streams, sun projections and solar eclipse glasses.

During and after the viewing, the Space Centre will be open for special, eclipse-themed shows and activities. Regular rates apply to shows and activities in the main building.

Details are online at spacecentre.ca/solar-eclipse.

jkurucz@vancourier.com

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