Members of the public will have the opportunity to look at the sun through a solar telescope on Saturday, July 22 at Campbell Valley Park. The free, drop-in event runs from 1-4 p.m. at the south gate of the park on 8 Avenue. Wikimedia Commons image

Public offered chance to see surface of the sun

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will set up a solar telescope at Campbell Valley Park on July 22

You’re never supposed to gaze directly into the sun. Then again, there are exceptions to every rule.

On Saturday, July 22, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will set up solar telescopes to look at the sun. There will also be a fun solar system toss activity for kids to learn about the planets and their order.

This free activity takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Campbell Valley Regional Park Nature House, 20285 8 Ave. — at the South Valley park entrance

This is a drop-in event, suitable for all ages. For more information, visit metrovancouver.org/events or call: 604-530-4983.

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