In celebration of what would have been Carl Sagan's 82nd birthday, this video, entitled Pale Blue Dot: "...Astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience...to me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot-the only home we've ever known."-Sagan "Blessed are the peacemakers..."-Matthew
We are 6 mi. west, south on hwy 711 from I-95, exit #17
On August 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from the U.S. (and only the US!) The path of what is being called the “All American” total eclipse is only about 60 miles wide and goes from a beach in Oregon to a beach in South Carolina, crossing the country diagonally. The partial eclipse, on the other hand, will be visible to 500 million people in all parts of the US and North America.
It will be very important that everyone who tries to see the eclipse on that Monday in August have information on the local timing of the eclipse and safe viewing instructions.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is making available a popular-level, non-technical introduction to help explain the eclipse, plus how and when to view it safely, with the maps, charts and links you need. The free 8-page booklet, by astronomers/educators Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz, is available in PDF format at: http://www.nsta.org/publications/press/extras/files/solarscience/SolarScienceInsert.pdf
One of the teacher activities linked is Ken's simple way to demonstrate the Phases of Venus, which Galileo saw 405 years ago. The activity can be found here: Galileo Was Right!
For reservations and other information call (910) 671-6000, extension 3381, or email firstname.lastname@example.org