Lunar Eclipse Viewing

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The last weekend of September 2015 the Physics and Astronomy Department at UC Riverside will hold several public activities to celebrate the last total lunar eclipse that California will be able to enjoy until the year 2018.

Know more about lunar eclipses in our bulletin and presentation (en español: boletínpresentación). Remember they are perfectly safe to view with the unaided eye.

All the events are public and free:


Friday September 25, 2015 – 7:00 to 8:00 PM

  • Talk: “Lunar eclipses and their importance” – Dr. Mario De Leo-Winkler (UCR)
  • Bourns Hall Room A265 (second floor) – UC Riverside campus
  • We suggest using parking lot #10 (details for visitor parking here)
  • In English
  • Poster


Saturday September 26, 2015 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM

  • Workshop “Learn to use your telescope”
  • Riverside STEM Academy – 4466 Mount Vernon Av. – Free parking
  • Bring your telescope with all its accessories and learn how to use it to view the eclipse
  • Register here
  • In English and Spanish
  • Poster


Sunday September 27, 2015 – 7:30 to 9:30 PM

  • Public viewing of the eclipse through UCR telescopes
  • Parking lot 30 (section 3) at UC Riverside campus (on MLK Blvd. & Canyon Crest Dr.)
  • Free parking (for up to 120 cars)
  • You can bring your own telescope also
  • In English, Spanish, and interpreters for the deaf
  • Poster