Partial Solar Eclipse—2017 August21 PDF Print E-mail

Solar Eclipse Viewing Events in NS

(weather permitting)

Monday, August 21, 2017

(48% partial eclipse in Nova Scotia)

 Start: 2:42 pm    Maximum Eclipse: 3:53 pm    End: 4:58 pm


 SAFETY NOTE: only use a proper filter to view the Sun.

Attend one of the events below for a guided, safe experience.



In Annapolis Royal


Fort Anne National Historic Site: 2:30–5:00 pm

(feee admission)

Location: 295 St. George Street


In Avonport


 Avonport (private residence): 2:40–4:57 pm (weather permitting)

Safely filtered refracting telescope outdoors.

Many projected solar images formed by maple tree leaves,

by a flat mirror, and by Christmas Tree ornaments

Location: 465 Bluff Road, Avonport

In Halifax (3 events)


(1) Discovery Centre: 1:00–5:00 pm 

Safely filtered telescopes outdoors (free)

Indoor program (entrance fee)

Location: 1215 Lower Water Street


(2) Dalhousie University: 2:30–5:00 pm (free)

 Safely filtered telescopes for direct viewing

Projected–image viewing, several interpreters

Location: Dunn Building, Lord Dalhousie Dr., 6310 Coburg Road see map

(Note: no on-campus parking before 4:30 pm. 2-hour parking on residential streets.)


(3) Saint Mary's University: 2:15 pm onwards

 Two safely filtered reflecting telescopes, one refractor with H-alpha filter 

40 eclipse viewers to loan out, several interpreters

Location: in front of Burke Building on Inglis Street see map (B for Burke)

Parking on side streets


In Liverpool


Members of the Queens County Astronomy Group will be at Waterfront Park in Liverpool 2:00–5:00 pm with solar-filtered telescopes and binoculars to share views of a rare partial solar eclipse. Solar viewing glasses will also be available


In Musquodoboit Harbour


Musquodoboit Harbour Community Garden 3:00-4:30 pm

Shared eclipse viewers, tea, and lemonade,

hosted by The Deanery Project see Facebook Page

Location: 7962 Hwy. 7


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