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Public Viewing: 15 April

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We’ll be opening the SCC Observatory at the Sechelt Airport at 8 PM on Saturday, 15 April for public viewing. Check out this post on the day of the event for weather updates

Public Viewing: 11 March

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We’ll be opening the SCC Observatory at the Sechelt Airport at 7 PM on Saturday, 11 March for public viewing. Check out this post on the day of the event for weather updates

UPDATE: 8:30 AM 11 March. Clear Dark Sky charts showing solid overcast for tonight at present. I don’t expect that to change, but I will update again this afternoon at 3 PM. Not looking promising for opening the observatory tonight I’m afraid. Charles

1:30 PM: Forecast is for rain showers overnight, no change in the Clear Dark Sky charts. Cancelling the observatory session tonight. Charles

Public Viewing: 11 February 2017

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We’ll be opening the SCC Observatory at the Sechelt Airport at 7 PM on Saturday, 11 February for public viewing. Check out this post on the day of the event for weather updates.

UPDATE: The Clear Dark Sky charts do not show clear skies tonight and the posts are frozen into the ground at the gate and the gravel road up to the observatory had not been (nor will be ) plowed and 6 inches deep in compact snow. We are not opening the observatory tonight.

Charles Ennis, President

Public Viewing: 14 January, 2017

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We’ll be opening the SCC Observatory at the Sechelt Airport at 7 PM on Saturday, 14 January for public viewing. Check out this post on the day of the event for weather updates.

Public Viewing: 11 June 2016

We will be having a public viewing session at the SCC Observatory on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 9:00 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:

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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 11 June to advise whether the weather will permit us to open that night.

UPDATE: 1500 hours. Clear Dark Sky showing some clear skies around sunset but transparency is listed as below average and seeing as average. Overnight forecast is for cloudy with showers. Not looking promising for an observatory opening tonight.

Public Viewing Session: 13 February 2016

We will be having a public viewing session at the SCC Observatory on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 7:00 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:

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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 13 February to advise whether the weather will permit us to open that night.

UPDATE, 13 February, 1 PM: The weather does not look favorable for viewing tonight.

Public Viewing Session: SCC Observatory 9 January

We will be having a public viewing session at the SCC Observatory on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 7:00 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:

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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 9 January to advise whether the weather will permit us to open that night.

UPDATE  8 January: Weather forecast today for tomorrow’s session not promising at present. We will update on the day with the decision on whether to open or not

UPDATE 9 January, 11 AM: Weather forecast now looking very good for tonight’s viewing session. I will update later today as I keep an eye on it.

UPDATE 9 January, 4 PM: Sky looking good for tonight. See you at the observatory!