Astronomy lovers in South Okanagan excited about eclipse Monday's eclipse will be to Ken Tapping what Super Bowl is to a football fan.
"I will coach bags shop online be here at DRAO for the event," said the astronomer with the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, near Kaleden. "We have a new solar radio telescope an addition to our space weather services and will be looking at the Sun with it during the eclipse. The Moon will block out the centres of solar activity one by one so we will be able to determine their individual contributions to the solar engine that drives space weather and coach usa outlet online store the mix of physical processes taking place in them." DRAO will not be hosting a special event for the eclipse but "Science of the Sun," in nearby Osoyoos, has already sold out. The party at Osoyoos Desert Park was limited coach outlet coupons under armour to 250 attendees based on the number of viewing glasses available. However Desert Park president Bruce Fuller said anyone who owns the appropriate glasses or who is prepared to make their own viewing box is invited to attend. to view the eclipse. Jack Newton of Osoyoos said the lure of a total solar eclipse is too strong for him to miss. The amateur astronomy buff, who operates a bed and breakfast that caters to star gazers, is shutting his business down for five days to drive to Wyoming. "Thousands of dollars we're going to lose, but it's worth it," Newton said. "It's that exciting." He said he will view the total eclipse from a ranch in Jackson, near Yellowstone National Park, where the area guarantees a better than 50 per cent chance of clear skies. "Hundreds of people are coach outlet coupons harry heading south," Newton said. Monday's will be his seventh. "If you are on the centre band everything gets dark. and the stars show up in the sky and the huge corona around the sun lights up," he said. "It's about four or five times bigger than the sun, and it's just breathtaking to see that. It's heart stopping." Tapping said anywhere in the South Okanagan will offer a good view. "In principle anywhere we have a view of the Sun during the event is a good view," said Tapping. the Moon will have moved completely off the solar disc and the event will be over. A clear sky east to south will work." Tapping warns that unless you have the right equipment and knowledge to not point telescopes or binoculars at the Sun and then look through them. The eye damage will be instant and permanent, even if the Sun is reddened by smoke. "I once saw an image of a partially eclipsed Sun in permanent scarred tissue on the back of a child's eyeball," he said. Tapping said there are dangerous knockoffs for sale on the internet. Sirius Science and Nature in Penticton is among the places where proper eye wear can be purchased.
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