This year's astronomy festival, which will be held on the same day as a partial solar eclipse, offers a variety of eclipse-themed activities for the whole family.
AstroMIL, the annual celebration of astronomy organized by the Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets in collaboration with a number of partners, is coming back to Université de Montréal’s MIL Campus on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
This year’s theme is “A solar wink” since a partial solar eclipse will occur on the same day. Visitors can safely watch the eclipse in person thanks to the eclipse glasses provided by UdeM, which will be handed out onsite. The event will also be an opportunity to get ready for the total eclipse on April 8, 2024.
AstroMIL has something for the astronomy buff in everyone. There will be kiosks, presentations and activities for the entire family, as well as a photo exhibit, prize draws and even some eclipse-watching if the weather permits. For more information, check out the web page for the event.