The Trip to Totality – Citizen Science

When Maddie asked if she could use my centrifuge for her sixth grade science project I immediately said yes. We’d been brainstorming ideas as I was mixing chocolate powder into milk. She was curious as to how much of the ... Read more »

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The Trip to Totality – Letter to the School

Dear Mr H******: I am writing to let you know that I will be taking my daughters to see the Great American Eclipse. I realize this is the beginning of the school year, but because of the rarity and magnitude of ... Read more »

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The Trip to Totality – A Luna Eclipse?

Back in 2015 I told the girls we were going to watch a full lunar eclipse. Maddie held up her fluffy white cat Luna. “You mean a Luna eclipse?” “Granted she’s fluffy and white and reflects light, but no.” We loaded ... Read more »

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The Trip to Totality – Great American Public Lands

As we planned our trip to Idaho, I pulled up the map and showed the girls the path of The Great American Eclipse across the United States. The shadow on the map made a cross-country swoop from the Pacific in ... Read more »

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The Trip to Totality – A Couple of Test Photos

My youngest texted me: go see the moon. She was on an evening walk with friends and knows I love to see a good moonrise. I grabbed the camera and tripod and headed out the door with my mind on ... Read more »

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The Trip to Totality – Helpful Websites

Hey Eclipse Fans: I’ve been studying the hell out of maps, photography, and of course eclipse websites and books. First off, I ordered two Full Aperture (Solarlite) filters for each of our zoom lenses from Thousand Oaks Optical. After a bit of ... Read more »

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The Trip to Totality – 43 Days

One day I was driving around in a California oilfield when I heard the writer and astronomer Kelly Beatty on NPR's Here and Now, talking with Jeremy Hobson, about how stunned and awed he is whenever he sees a solar ... Read more »

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