Solar Eclipse Party at Stoneybrook!

We will be near the center of the path for this Total Solar Eclipse and it will get dark for just over 2 and a half minutes. (the longest nationwide is 2 minutes 41 seconds).  Astronomers prize the associated corona views. Our location is a prime viewing spot – but like all locations is weather dependent. SEE BELOW

A VOS gathering at the gazebo is planned including a novel pinhole mirror projection arrangement for viewing, an educational video, “eclipse music” and more.  A limited number of special solar viewing glasses are provided for neighbors registered by August 19 at*  Partial eclipse begins about NOON and the total eclipse peaks shortly after 1:27 PM with partial eclipse again until 3:00 PM – we’ll do the same. Bring a loaded cooler, some snacks, (a canopy if you have one) and a blanket or chair.

Music Playlist Video#1 Eclipse Features How to View

Astronomical Observatory Conditions Predictions:
(blue is good and white is bad)

sky conditions

WARNING – improper viewing of the sun can cause blindness

*if attendance exceeds availability , glasses may be readily shared . . . the partial eclipse requiring them is over 2.5  hours long

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