Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Below you will find links to resources related to this month's public planetarium programs about the total solar eclipse, which will be visible along a 70-mile wide stripe across the United States on August 21, 2017.
Total Solar Eclipse: [Credit - NSO/AURA/NSF]

  • GreatAmericanEclipse.com:  This incredible site is one of my favorites, with maps, diagrams, descriptions, animations, how to observe the eclipse, and more. If you only use one of these resources, start here.
  • NASA's Eclipse Site:  Another great collection of resources. One section that NASA offers that others don't is the collection of activities related to eclipses. 
  • NASA's Google Maps overlay:  zoom in and pan to explore locations along the path of totality. Great tool for choosing your observing site and planning your trip.
  • Eclipse-Maps.com:  This site hosts an incredible collection of beautiful, detailed maps. Click on Gallery at the top, and look for the August 21st 2017 collection. In that gallery, you may need to download the image in order to see the full resolution image. 
  • Eclipse2017.org: Another great source of information about the eclipse. This site includes a great table of cities along the path of totality. 
  • Milwaukee Public Museum Bus Trip:  Join us for this 5-day trip to see the eclipse, and some museums, science centers, and historic sites along the way.
  • Rainbow Symphony Store:  This is where we purchase our eclipse shades. Note that we were able to purchase them in bulk so that we could get our price down for the ones we're selling here at the planetarium. A minimum order of 10 online costs $1.95 each, but you can get the cool designs commemorating this 2017 eclipse.