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  • Partial solar eclipse visible in Bozeman 10/23/14 starting at 2:58 p.m.

    Posted on October 13th, 2014 Lynn Powers No comments

    Join the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society and the Bozeman High School Astronomy Club at the Bozeman Public Library (626 E Main Street, Bozeman), on Thursday October 23rd, starting at 2:58 p.m. for the Don’t Look at the Sun Solar Eclipse Event!

    As you all should know ~~ You could damage your eyes if you look at the sun.

    At maximum, around 4:19 p.m. the Moon will be covering the solar disk ~55%

    We will be at the library with safe solar viewing using a sun spotter, white light filter telescope, an h-alpha filter telescope and many supplies for making your very own solar projector — also feel free to bring your own projector.  All the students in the Bozeman School district have been challenged to make their own solar projector.

    What is a solar projector?

    Anything with a small hole that you can project the sun through and view the shadows.






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