On July 2nd, a total solar eclipse passed over Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. A team of students from the University of La Serena attemped to recreate the Eddington Experiment that provided the first experimental evidence for Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
On July 2, the path of totality of a total solar eclipse will cross the Pacific Ocean, including Oeno Island, and then cross Chile and Argentina. The observations at this minimum phase of the sunspot cycle will provide important information about the solar corona, and will fill in the ordinary gaps between on-disk extreme-ultraviolet imaging and satellite imaging of the outer corona.
Einstein published his general theory of relativity in 1915. Four years later, Arthur Eddington led and experiment to observe the deflection of starlight during a total solar eclipse providing critical evidence supporting Einstein’s Theory. Nearly 100 years later, a team of astronomers and students is attempting to recreate his experiment in Chile during a total solar eclipse on July 2nd.
All about the upcoming total solar eclipse. They discuss where to see it, how to see it and, most importantly, WHY to see it!
American Paper Optics’ partnership with Bill Nye & The Planetary Society. He also tells us about APO’s partnership with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Astro-marketing guru Jason Lewin explores several ways to actively (and safely) take part in events for the “2017 total solar eclipse”.
All you need to know to prepare safely for the August 2017 total solar eclipse