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Build an Eclipse Projector

Eclipse

Saturday, April 6, 2024

A solar eclipse is right around the corner! Looking at it directly would be very dangerous, so in this session, we will be designing and building an eclipse projector—a device that you can use to safely watch the shadow of the eclipse when it occurs on April 8th. Explore the science of optics and engineering as we prepare to witness this rare cosmic event!

 

Time

Ages 7-11: 8 am PT • 9 am MT • 10 am CT • 11 am ET • 12 pm AT
Ages 11-16: 10 am PT • 11 am MT • 12 pm CT • 1 pm ET • 2 pm AT


Materials and Preparation

You will need the following materials:

  • A cereal box
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Aluminum foil
  • A pencil or pen

Meet the Expert

Julie Claveau

Julie Claveau

Julie graduated with a degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Victoria and currently works as a Program Officer for Earth Observation application development in the space sector. Julie was previously involved in the planning and management of projects like the James Webb Space Telescope, the RADARSAT-2 mission, and the RADARSAT-1 Open Data project.

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