Darkness will fall across western Kentucky early on the afternoon of Monday, August 21st as our Moon casts its umbral shadow in the first total solar eclipse over the Commonwealth since 1869.
I will deliver a special presentation on the “Great American Solar Eclipse” at the Bullitt Amateur Radio Society club meeting, Friday, July 21st at 7 pm.
Learn the local circumstances of the eclipse, the history, science and folklore of eclipses, how to safely view totality and get the most out of your viewing experience plus how to “observe” the eclipse by radio.
The presentation will feature astronomy and science quizzes where the correct answer will win Eclipse Shades safe solar viewers, “What’s Up” upcoming celestial events to watch for and the latest science and astronomy news.
A limited supply of Eclipse Shades solar viewers will be available for purchase along with free Sky Maps charts for July 2017 while supplies last.
Before the meeting observe the Sun as I demonstrate a special “Sun Funnel” telescope and basic tools like a pinhole camera at 6:30 pm in the Pioneer Village office parking lot, weather permitting.
The meeting location is the Pioneer Village City Hall, 4700 Summitt Drive, Zoneton, KY.
For more information visit StarGeezerAstronomy.com, the StarGeezerAstronomy Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caution! Never view the Sun without proper solar filters.