Annular Solar Eclipse Party and Teleconfernce with JPL

05/16/2012 14:45

Teleconference with JPL and Dr. Tom Kuiper Sunday, May 20th @ Norman North High School, Room N 119
(Park on the West Side of the School, enter via the NW corner doors; there is a concert in the Performing Arts Center on the N side or come early for our "Mostly Mozart" Concert )
Time: 7-10 p.m. (CDT)
 
 As most of you may know (or maybe you don’t) there is going to be a solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20, 2012, and we would like to extend a special invitation to your students and local amateur astronomy groups  to participate in this event.  There will be a telecom with Dr. Tom Kuiper from JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) during which time we will be tracking the Sun with our newest GAVRT (Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope - see www.gavrt.org ) telescope, DSS-28.  This event will begin in the late afternoon, early evening and will last approximately 3 hours.  Our time to connect will be from 7-10 p.m. I have included a couple of links below with information about the eclipse.  It will be possible to send Dr. Kuiper live questions via our laptop computers.  If you are interested in participating please let me know as soon as possible.  I ask that you RSVP to me at Norman North so I know how many to expect.  Also, if you have a solar scope, please feel free to bring it.  If we are not going to turn into lightning rods we will also set up our newest radio telescope, our Radio Jove!  In case of Severe Weather threatening, call me at 205-9570 as we will not open the school if conditions look serious.
 
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012May20Agoogle.html
 
http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar-eclipse-may-2012.html
 

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