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August 4, 2017
The Eclispe is Coming!
Join us to Learn What to Expect
 
       Join us on Tuesday, August 8th from 6-8 PM at Blue Hill Observatory to learn about what solar eclipses are, the different kinds, how they come about, and how they differ from lunar eclipses. You will also learn how to safely view a solar eclipse and how much of the sun will be eclipsed in the Boston area.
           
The presentation will also include pictures of previous solar eclipses our speaker Tamara Shapiro Ledley has been to, and the circumstances of how the pictures were taken - some on a moving boat and some on land. We will also provide a template for making a pin hole camera, and a few more creative ways of creating pin hole projections of the eclipse including using a straw hat.
 
About our speaker: Dr. Tamara Shapiro Ledley received her PhD from MIT in atmospheric science and her BS from the University of Maryland in astronomy. She started her career leading a scientific research program on climate change focused on the polar regions. She was also an astronaut semifinalist in 1989. She is currently an Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University. Prior to that she chaired the Center for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Teaching and Learning at TERC in Cambridge. The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse will be her 9th.

You can buy tickets for this event and a package deal for our Rooftop Eclipse Viewing on August 21st by following this link- 
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Charles Orloff, Executive Director 
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(508) 776-1879

Don McCasland, Program Director 
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(617) 696-0562
      
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