Sky gazers flock to UPEI to view solar eclipse

UPEI's Department of Physics held a solar eclipse viewing party Monday.

People of all ages looked to the sky safely at UPEI's eclipse event

Special viewing glasses allowed spectators to gaze into the eclipse without fear of eye damage. (Tom Steepe/CBC)

UPEI's Department of Physics held a solar eclipse viewing party Monday.

The event began at 2:30 p.m. outside of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering where there were special telescopes and viewing glasses provided.

Looking through the view finder of a camera is not advisable, unless you've got a friend to hold one of these trendy filters. (Tom Steepe/CBC)
Staring into the eclipse is safe with protective lens on telescopes like these. (Tom Steepe/CBC)
Sky gazers lined up to catch a safe glimpse at the solar eclipse. (Tom Steepe/CBC)
Former astronomy professor Earl Wonnacott, 96, is joined by Clair Perry and David Yorston. (Tom Steepe/CBC)

With files from Tom Steepe