Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Monday, April 8th, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Location:Richcraft Hall, Patio

Attention all sky gazers and astronomy enthusiasts! You’re invited to witness the solar eclipse with the Department of Physics!

Please note that space is limited on the patio in Richcraft Hall, however, you’re welcome to view the eclipse from anywhere with the glasses provided.

Your safety is our top priority. Please remember to wear your eclipse glasses at all times while viewing the sun. Failure to do so may result in eye damage. Further safety information can be found here:

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness a solar eclipse! Register now to secure your spot and experience the magic of the cosmos. We look forward to seeing you there!


By attending the solar eclipse event hosted by Carleton University and the Department of Physics, you agree to the following safety guidelines:

All attendees must be 12+ years old, and must wear the ISO-12312-2 standard safety goggles provided by the Department of Physics at all times while out on the patio watching the eclipse. Heads-up: These glasses are exceptionally dark! Therefore, to observe the solar eclipse safely, you will need to find an area where you can safely stand or sit and then don the glasses before looking up. If you wear prescription glasses, the safety goggles must be worn as the outermost layer of eye protection. Do not look at the solar eclipse through a camera lens, binoculars, telescopes or any other optical device while wearing eclipse glasses. The concentrated rays will burn through the filter and damage your eyes.

Failure to comply with these safety guidelines will result in you being asked to move inside for your own personal safety and not being permitted back on the patio.

Please be aware that looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage. The safety goggles provided are designed to protect your eyes during the eclipse. The solar eclipse glasses remain useable as long as the lens is not damaged or scratched so please take care of them. Use of any other eye protection is not recommended since sunglasses, smoked glass, filters, camera lenses, binoculars, telescopes or films do not protect your eyes from radiation.

Carleton University and the Department of Physics are not responsible for any injuries or damages resulting from failure to adhere to these safety guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Please note that event registration is at capacity. Please check back for updates on this event if more spots become available. Thank you for your understanding.