map showing path of eclipse across North AmericaWindsor-Essex County will fall in the path of at least an 80 per cent view of a solar eclipse Monday, August 21.

UWindsor experts to guide viewers through solar eclipse

Scientists from the University of Windsor will provide insight into a solar eclipse today — Monday, August 21 — on the riverfront.

Windsor-Essex will be able to view an eclipse covering at least 80 per cent of the sun’s surface. Members of the departments of Physics and Earth & Environmental Sciences will:

  • set up solar telescopes near the Windsor Sculpture Park;
  • speak to the astronomy of the phenomenon; and
  • assist members of the public in constructing pinhole cameras that will help them view the eclipse safely.

Volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) – Windsor Centre will sell solar-safe eyeglasses.

The event will run from 1 to about 3:47 p.m., with optimal viewing at 2:27 p.m. near the parking lot at the foot of Askin Avenue.