On August 21, a large swath of the United States–from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina–will experience a total, solar eclipse. For those of us residing outside the path of totality in Madison, Wisconsin, a partial (85%) eclipse can be observed. In order to comfortably and safely view this partial eclipse, science educators with the American Astronomical Society and NASA supply activity kits, tips and streaming video. You can also stop by our Steenbock information desk to pick up a cardstock pinhole projector–or see options for picking up eclipse glasses at participating public branch libraries.
Don’t get caught in the dark without exploring a few area events.
- Science on Tap, Madison (August 2) and UW Space Place (August 8)
- And, see article about tips from UW Space Place.
- Saturday Science, Solar Eclipse Edition, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (August 5)
Image credit: Dennis di Cicco, Sky & Telescope, AAS site.