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Solar viewing can damage your eyes. https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification
 
Solar viewing can damage your eyes. https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification
  
The [sciedcenter.com Science Education Center] at Lincoln & Grove has eclipse viewing glasses. (They sell the  
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Glasses are hard to find online and in Wichita. MakeICT had some, but we no longer have any.
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Alternatives to glasses include:
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Welding Lenses: Shade 14
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Note: The article above says 12, but a lot of other places have advised 14, go to a reputable welding store. As of now, the 15th, I (James) can't find a pair on Amazon, that I know will get here.
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Projection viewing:
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This allows you to make a pinhole projector.
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DO NOT DO THIS WITH TELESCOPES, or BINOCULARS. At best, it can fry the optical instrument, at worst, it will focus and reflect well enough that your eyes are damaged.
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==Road Trip==
 
==Road Trip==
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https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/makeict/1UROgfkw5IU/eu9KFze_BgAJ;context-place=forum/makeict
 
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/makeict/1UROgfkw5IU/eu9KFze_BgAJ;context-place=forum/makeict
  
We will be choosing our destination the day before the eclipse when we have a good weather forecast. Probably St. Joseph MO. Schedule:
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We will be choosing our destination the day before the eclipse when we have a good weather forecast. Probably St. Joseph MO, or near York, NE Schedule:
  
0700 - Leave for eclipse
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0700 - Leave for eclipse (likely earlier, I'm thinking 5am or earlier given the traffic)
 
1000 - Arrive at location (optimistic)
 
1000 - Arrive at location (optimistic)
 
1130 - Partial Eclipse starts
 
1130 - Partial Eclipse starts

Revision as of 18:27, 15 August 2017

There will be a solar eclipse on August 21 2017. This page is a collection of all the things going on.

Glasses

***BE SAFE***

Solar viewing can damage your eyes. https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification

Glasses are hard to find online and in Wichita. MakeICT had some, but we no longer have any.

Alternatives to glasses include: Welding Lenses: Shade 14

Note: The article above says 12, but a lot of other places have advised 14, go to a reputable welding store. As of now, the 15th, I (James) can't find a pair on Amazon, that I know will get here.

Projection viewing: This allows you to make a pinhole projector.

DO NOT DO THIS WITH TELESCOPES, or BINOCULARS. At best, it can fry the optical instrument, at worst, it will focus and reflect well enough that your eyes are damaged.


Road Trip

Several of us from MakeICT are planning a road trip. The thread is here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/makeict/1UROgfkw5IU/eu9KFze_BgAJ;context-place=forum/makeict

We will be choosing our destination the day before the eclipse when we have a good weather forecast. Probably St. Joseph MO, or near York, NE Schedule:

0700 - Leave for eclipse (likely earlier, I'm thinking 5am or earlier given the traffic) 1000 - Arrive at location (optimistic) 1130 - Partial Eclipse starts 1300 - Full Eclipse 1430 - Partial Eclipse ends, Leave for Wichita 1730 - Arrive in Wichita (optimistic)