We will be having a public viewing session at the SCC Observatory on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 PM (weather permitting). The SCC Observatory is at the Sechelt Airport: entrance is at the gate at the top of Field Rd where you will see this sandwich board sign:
Check out our Observatory page for more information on the SCC Observatory. Please, no food or drinks and only use red light flashlights to preserve viewer’s night vision. No pets or laser pointers please: They are prohibited by Transport Canada regulations for this airfield. We will update this post on 10 October to advise whether the weather will permit us to open that night.
UPDATE 11 AM 10 October: Clear Dark Sky predicting 60% coverage of the sky tonight 7 – 9 PM and 40% at 10 PM with scattered showers predicted with a brief window of clear sky at 11 PM. Not looking very promising for viewing. We’ll post a decision here later today on whether we’re opening or not.
UPDATE 5 PM 10 October: We are cancelling the opening of the SCC Observatory tonight: Weather conditions aren’t favorable and being Thanksgiving weekend attendance would probably be low. Charles, President