Eclipse outreach activity in the park

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Eclipse outreach activity in the park

Post by M4rc » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:09 am

I hosted an eclipse party at our local park. I set up a Hydrogen alpha telescope, a small refractor projecting an image onto a screen and a pinhole setup. Here we had only a 32% partial eclipse. I had about 30 people go though. I enjoyed sharing the sun with all these people, who would not otherwise have had the opportunity. Will definitely do it again. In 2024, we will have a total eclipse here.

Although the hydrogen alpha telescope gave the best views, most people only spent about a minute looking through it and then were reluctant to touch the focuser. For an longer view, most seemed more comfortable watching the projected image. They can see the sunspots well enough and can discuss it more easily. They would look at this image for much longer. Some of them took photos of the projected image.

I had a wonderful time.
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Re: Eclipse outreach activity in the park

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:52 pm

Nice outreach. Looks like a beautiful venue too.

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Re: Eclipse outreach activity in the park

Post by Derek Klepp » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:06 am

Well done and a nice location too

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Re: Eclipse outreach activity in the park

Post by OTangen » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:14 am

Very nice setup and beautiful surroundings.

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Re: Eclipse outreach activity in the park

Post by Montana » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:07 pm

The projection looks very good indeed, very clear and focused so no wonder they were all fascinated. It is great fun to share, well done :bow :hamster:
I bet you can't wait for 2024 :)

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Re: Eclipse outreach activity in the park

Post by marktownley » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:56 pm

Great outreach and cunning job with that projection.
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