7 Places in Alberta to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Here are 7 Places in Alberta to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse!

This Monday, August 21, a Solar Eclipse will be visible in Alberta between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. What an amazing astrological event to witness!

And I’m sure we’ve all heard the warnings about not looking directly at the sun during this time without the use of safety glasses.  If you have proper safety glasses, you can view the eclipse right from your own home!  But if you don’t, here are 7 places in Alberta that you can safely view the 2017 Solar Eclipse:

Telus World of Science, Edmonton

  • Watch the full dome show ‘A Journey Into The Dark: Eclipses and Transits’.  Click here for rates and times.
  • The RASC Observatory and TELUS World of Science will have telescopes set up from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (clear skies permitting) for public viewing of the partial eclipse.  For more information, visit the website.

Telus Spark, Calgary

  • Eclipse viewing party starts at 10 AM at Telus Spark in the Brainasium.  Activities include Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer, viewings through the solar telescopes, NASA live streaming, Solar System Theatre viewing, and a family BBQ.  For more details, visit the website.

Jasper Planetarium

  • Head to the Jasper Planetarium for viewing from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Visit the website for more details.

Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

  • Head to the amphitheatre for 11 AM for viewing.  For more details, visit the website.

Camrose Public Library

  • Viewing at the Camrose Public Library is from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.  For more details visit the website.

Waterton Lakes, National Park

  • Head to the Heritage Centre on Waterton Ave for 10 AM to 1 PM viewing.  For more information, visit the website.


  • If you can’t make it to any of these events, or live too far away from them, you can view the eclipse online on the NASA live stream.  Visit the NASA live stream site here.

Additional Eclipse Information:

Enjoy safely!

7 Places in Alberta to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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