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Make Your Pinhole Solar Viewer!

Sat, Feb 24, 2024 at 2:00 PM

90 min


York Woods

First Floor Reading Room

Make your own pinhole solar viewer to safely view the sun! Astronomers from the Dunlap Institute will explain the principles behind pinhole cameras, how they can be used to view bright objects such as the sun and what actually happens during a solar eclipse. Then, make your own solar viewer to take home! All materials will be provided. 

Did you know there is a solar eclipse on April 8, 2024? This program is part of programming leading up to this special event. A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available for program attendees.

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto is an endowed research institute with over 80 faculty, postdocs, students, and staff, dedicated to innovative technology, ground-breaking research, world-class training, and public engagement.

Registration is required. To register, call York Woods Library at (416) 395-5980 or speak with staff at the desk.

If you identify as a person with a disability and require an accessibility accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Accessibility Services by email,, or voicemail, 416-393-7099, to make a request. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance.

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