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Partial Solar Eclipse Volunteering of ABAA members at Planetarium on June 21,2020

23 Jun 2020, 11:34 UTC
Partial Solar Eclipse Volunteering of ABAA members at Planetarium on June 21,2020
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The Partial Solar Eclipse on June 21st was a sober affair at Planetarium. This was due to social distancing in the middle of Corona virus situation. Planetarium had arranged live streaming of the eclipse from different types of telescopes. Few ABAA members were invited to volunteer for the event and handle the telescopes. Members following rules of social distancing managed the event very well, taking pictures of the eclipse, guiding the telescopes, helping the press to get good images of eclipse and also giving information on eclipse. Members had mixed feeling about the eclipse, on one side they were happy to see the eclipse without cloud cover at the same time they were feeling sad that they could not share the experience with public. Here are few picture of members at Planetarium during the event.Projecting the Sun on to a wall or on a white cardboard paper is one of safe methods for observing Sun during eclipse and also while observing Sunspots. Here a projection box is attached to the Planetarium's Telescope, the box has a semi transparent paper in the middle of box where the image of the Sun forms and it can be viewed safely. ABAA member Naveen ...

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