With the eclipse less than two weeks away, I'm compiling all of the resources I have posted about into one place. Do you have a favorite eclipse resource I haven't discussed? The Exploratorium has a ton of resources, including a "live streaming" of the event and this video explaining why the eclipse is occurring and … Continue reading Eclipse Resource Roundup
If you plan to watch the eclipse, you need to watch this video. My cousin Mark (see some of his writing here) brought this to my attention. It's on the long side--the key information starts about 1:47 and runs about 10 minutes. But it explains several things to watch for in addition to totality, and … Continue reading Play-by-play guide for Eclipse watching
Teachers (those of you in the South who start before labor day...), get your eclipse-explainer hat on! This is your chance to finally help your kids understand the Earth--moon-sun relationship. You'll never have them this motivated to understand it again. NASA has a huge collection of materials--you can access all of them from this launch … Continue reading NASA Eclipse Resources (plus MATH!)
It's exactly one month until Solar Eclipse 2017--time to figure out your viewing site. NASA has a fantastic collection of libraries, museums, national parks, and other places where groups will gather and experts will be on hand to answer questions. Search their official NASA event locations at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/event-locations!
Deciding on the best place to watch the eclipse? Use this map. And get any travel reservations SOON! Lodging in total eclipse areas is booking fast. (This is image is from the Exploratorium's fabulous total eclipse coverage!)
Everybody knows you can't just stare at the sun, with an eclipse being no exception. The Washington Post helpfully explains about a program in which libraries are helping spread safe eye wear for the big event. Take a look, and get your free eclipse glasses today!
We're just about 2 months away from the total solar eclipse that will cover a small stripe of the U.S., including a swath of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Missouri. If you aren't up on the big news, head over to the Exploratorium website to get excited about it, and use this video for a quick … Continue reading Solar Eclipse Countdown!