Eclipse Program at W.J. McCallion Planetarium (McMaster University)

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04/02/2024 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Eclipse Program at W.J. McCallion Planetarium (McMaster University)

  • HikeType Special Event
  • PaidOuting No

Hike open to BTC Members only.

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): W.J. McCallion Planetarium, Burke Science Building
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Hike Leader(s): BTC Staff Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)


This year, for the first time in almost 375 years, a total solar eclipse will be casting a shadow across the Niagara Escarpment. This means that on April 8, 2024 the moon will pass between the sun and the earth and sections of the Bruce Trail, particularly in the south, will be prime viewing locations.

To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is hosting three FREE eclipse-themed planetarium programs for BTC members, offered by the W. J. McCallion Planetarium at McMaster University.

In this one-hour program in the unique domed planetarium, we'll learn all about eclipses in general, how to view the upcoming solar eclipse safely, and what exactly to expect on April 8.

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Our group will meet outside the Burke Science Building at 3:30 pm. Program starts promptly at 4:00 pm and doors do not reopen.

Be prepared for paid parking on campus.

Directions and parking rates:

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Seating is limited and registration is required. Limit of two tickets per membership.