Thanks for having the class open for the viewing.
Showed up for an hour to see the event and was pleased to experience the enthusiastically busy discourse of Jennifer Kirkey.
The feed of the transit was excellent and site shifts quite good.
I was kinda hoping for more GOES 15 views closeup but what the byte.
Really glad the opportunity of meeting others was via this event.
0 · June 6, 2012
Just show up. There is room for hundreds on the balcony and we have 4 telescopes. The weather is likely not going to cooperate, but we will be there rom 230 pm until the sun sets. Live web cast will be broadcast on our big screen starting at 300 pm in room 3903. There will be lots of posters up, but head to the "south" building, which is on the river side of the college. Free parking today at the college as it is also graduation day.
0 · June 5, 2012
The telescopes will only be out if it is clear and dry, but we will be web casting live from Hawaii in room 3902. There will be lots of signs. The class room with the web cast is just a short walk from the patio where the telescopes will be set up - assuming it is not raining.
0 · June 1, 2012
Thanks Harvey! Yes, at Douglas College we teach astronomy and so we have more than 50 eclipse glasses for viewing with your eyes. And we have 50 welding glasses as well. We will also have an 8 inch Celestron, with filter of course, to see it clearly and a 4 inch solar viewer with an H-alpha filter so we can look at any solar flares that might be visible that day. Pinhole cameras will also be staffed by the many wonderful science educators at the college.
0 · May 24, 2012
Jennifer has some eclipse shades to hand out at the Douglas College event.
Both Canadian Telescopes and the Vancouver Telescope Centre sell eclipse shades. For taking photos, Canadian Telescopes has some of the Baader film that you can use to make a filter for your camera.
0 · May 22, 2012