Want to see the 2018 total lunar eclipse on the morning of Wednesday, January 31? You'll need an unobstructed view toward the western horizon and ideal weather. For example, from New Buffalo, MI, look over Lake Michigan toward Chicago. Around 5:51 a.m. EST the penumbral phase begins, during which you may see the full moon diminish in brightness, though most people cannot readily discern when the moon has moved into the faint outer penumbral shadow of the earth (https://www.
I've got a question to ask you at 2018 Science Alive about scale models. Please visit the lower level of the St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL) in downtown South Bend, IN, on Saturday, February 3. I expect to be around the Malloy and Pokagon Rooms with the solar system activities. Youths, bring adults, but it's your opinion I want to hear. Among the astronomy outreach at Science Alive will be two rooms staffed by astronomy enthusiasts from Michiana Astronomical Societ
Even when there are gaps in seeing the sun on any given day, you know the sun is consistently out there. The video Solargraph Images Paired With Photos silently shows fifty solargraph images--many of them matched with photographs of the same scene--capturing the seasonal path of the sun. The collection debuted at Solargraphs Revealed, a 2017 December solstice party in South Bend, IN, around which most of the solargraph cans had been placed. A solargraph is a simple pinhole c