July 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Main Yurt

Dr. Mike Reynolds, Prof. of Astonomy, Fla. State College-Jacksonville and Exec. Dir., Assoc. of Lunar & Planetary Observers

Monday, July 24 , 2017, 1:30 pm in the Yurt

More Than Totality: The Anatomy of a Total Solar Eclipse


A total solar eclipse has been described by many as simply indescribable. Both eclipse chasers and even professionals state that photographs cannot convey the majesty of an eclipse.

As a part of the Eclipse panel, we’ll look at the various aspects of a total solar eclipse. Starting with the partial phase – the appetizer – there is a lot to see and experience leading up to second contact and those way-too brief couple of minutes of totality. Totality itself is truly a whole senses experience; one does not want to become too engrossed in imaging (like me!) or even spending the entire totality at the eyepiece of a telescope.

So how is the best way to observe a total solar eclipse and what do you look for? I’ll provide a number of suggestions; you’ll provide the opportunity to observe totality on August 21, 2017!


See Friday 6:30 p.m.