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Eclipse Experience Zoom Series

Eclipse Experience: Imaging the Eclipse

March 6, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
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This program is only offered through Zoom.

This presentation will focus on what to expect from the total solar eclipse coming up on April 8th and how to plan for it. We’ll talk about the phases of a total solar eclipse and the tools and resources you can use to make sure you don’t miss any of it. We’ll cover how to safely view or photograph the sun before, during, and after totality using a range of equipment like solar glasses, binoculars, and sun funnels. And we’ll discuss interesting visual phenomena unique to solar eclipses that you can photograph even more easily and safely than the sun itself.

Image photo by Steve Dittmar. 

About The Speaker:

Steve Dittmar is a software engineer at IBM in Poughkeepsie by day and, for the last decade, an amateur astrophotographer by night. He’s an instructor for the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory’s yearly astrophotography workshop and is actively involved year-round with public outreach star parties and topical presentations in the Mid-Hudson Valley area. He enjoys sharing the view through his telescopes and his photography and is recharged every time he hears “Oh wow!” He imaged the 2017 total solar eclipse and will be attempting to image the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th as well.

 

Sponsored by the Adirondack Experience and Albany Public Library in partnership with Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory

 

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