Astronomy Club of Tulsa Events

 

Partial Eclipse of the Sun in Tulsa

Monday, August 21, 2017 1:08 PM

Because many members of the club are going north to experience totality, we are not having a specific club event. Here is some information about the eclipse.


The GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE is coming August 21. 2017

Tulsa will experience an 88.6% partial eclipse. But the Sun is still far to bright to observe without eye protection. Its 114,000 times brighter than Totality!

For Tulsa the Eclipse starts at 11:39 AM Maximum 1:08 PM Ends 2:37 PM CDT



Eclipse Viewing Safety NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT SAFE SOLAR FILTERS!

TO AVOID THE RISK OF IRREVERSIBLE EYE DAMAGE YOU MUST USE SCIENTIFICALLY TESTED SAFE SOLAR FILTERS ! ! Do Not Try to improvise your own.

More Eye Safety information at: http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_eye%20safety.htm



Phone Apps – Eclipse 2017 – Uses your GPS to show times of eclipse for your location.

Solar Eclipse Timer – Going to Totality? This app gives you a practice count down of events you can expect to see. Plus audio alerts of things to look for during the eclipse and lots more tips.



Are you planning to go see the Total Eclipse?

If you can find an August 2017 copy of Astronomy Magazine in bookstores now.

It’s loaded cover to cover with tips from veteran Eclipse chasers.

There is a pictorial guide to all the phenomena to look for during your sort 2.5 mins of totality.

It has atlas style maps of the entire eclipse path.



All sorts of unexpected tips:

Like bring a red light – During Totality you’ll need it to see setting on your equipment.

Cautions about the fact that the basic infrastructure of our complex social life will likely be overwhelmed with the numbers of people crowding into the path of totality. Cell service, Internet will likely be jammed. BRING cash because your plastic may not work! Traffic will be gridlocked in many places- so be sure you have a full tank of gas as supplies may run low. Bring your own snacks and water. Even bring personal hygiene supplies if you’re going to a heavily populated destination.



Excellent animation of the eclipse Plus an Oklahoma map showing how the eclipse will appear across the state. http://www.shadowandsubstance.com/



For State by State details of viewing locations and planned events go to

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

Also has many helps and suggestions for preparing and viewing the eclipse.



Eclipse 2017 website http://www.eclipse2017.org/

NASA Eclipse page https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html



For a Google style map to zoom into any specific location go to

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

Note: You’ll have to read the map instructions details and click agreed button to see the map. Choose a location Click on that spot and a box will pop up showing times and details.

Times are given in UT – Universal Time – Subtract 5 hours to get Oklahoma times.



A neat Eclipse Postcard that doubles as a pinhole projection device.

Would make a nice souvenir to give out for the eclipse - especially for kids

https://myasp.astrosociety.org/product/OA190/pinholeprojectoreclipsepostcardssetof100.php

https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/docs/EditableEclipePostcard.pdf

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Partial Eclipse of the Sun in Tulsa

8/21/2017 1:08 PM

Because many members of the club are going north to experience totality, we are not having a specific club event. Here is some information about the eclipse.


The GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE is coming August 21. 2017

Tulsa will expe...

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Eye Safety Viewing Tips for Aug 21 Eclipse

8/22/2017

EYE PROTECTION is ESSENTIAL for all of the partial phases of the eclipse! Even if only 10% of the sun is still visible it’s still 100,000 times too bright for the unprotected eye. There is nothing Extra Dangerous about the sun during an eclipse. It’s t...

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Sidewalk Astronomy

8/26/2017 7:30 PM

This is a come and go event. Guests will have an opportunity to view objects such as the moon or planets through telescopes, as well as visit with our members about telescopes and astronomy topics. This event gives our members an opportunity to show off t...

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Public Observing Night

9/9/2017 7:00 PM

Everyone is invited to join us at our observatory for the opportunity to look through different types of telescopes and enjoy a variety of celestial objects. There will be members available to provide guidance from basic constellation spotting to all asp...

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Members Observing Night

9/15/2017 7:30 PM

If you are a current member, we reserve the darkest nights just for you. Our Member Observing Night is a night that you can spend time at the observatory free from visitors, noise and the additional light pollution! Perhaps you would like to earn one of t...

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General Meeting

9/29/2017 7:00 PM

This indoor, public event is held each month to discuss past, present, and future club events and activities as well as Astronomy news. Please see the comments left on this event's page below the map for additional information about the location.

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Tulsa Rocketry - High Frontier 14

9/30/2017

Make plans to join Tulsa Rocketry in Pawhuska, Oklahoma for High Frontier 14. The launch will take place September 30 through October 1, 2017. The Pawhuska Municipal Airport will again be the location. Lots to see and do, it will be fun for the whole fami...

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Sidewalk Astronomy

9/30/2017 6:30 PM

This is a come and go event. Guests will have an opportunity to view objects such as the moon or planets through telescopes, as well as visit with our members about telescopes and astronomy topics. This event gives our members an opportunity to show off t...

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Public Observing Night

10/14/2017 6:15 PM

Everyone is invited to join us at our observatory for the opportunity to look through different types of telescopes and enjoy a variety of celestial objects. There will be members available to provide guidance from basic constellation spotting to all asp...

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Members Observing Night

10/20/2017 6:45 PM

If you are a current member, we reserve the darkest nights just for you. Our Member Observing Night is a night that you can spend time at the observatory free from visitors, noise and the additional light pollution! Perhaps you would like to earn one of t...

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General Meeting

10/27/2017 7:00 PM

This indoor, public event is held each month to discuss past, present, and future club events and activities as well as Astronomy news. Please see the comments left on this event's page below the map for additional information about the location.

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Sidewalk Astronomy

10/28/2017 6:00 PM

This is a come and go event. Guests will have an opportunity to view objects such as the moon or planets through telescopes, as well as visit with our members about telescopes and astronomy topics. This event gives our members an opportunity to show off t...

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Public Observing Night

11/11/2017 4:45 PM

Everyone is invited to join us at our observatory for the opportunity to look through different types of telescopes and enjoy a variety of celestial objects. There will be members available to provide guidance from basic constellation spotting to all asp...

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Members Observing Night

11/17/2017 5:15 PM

If you are a current member, we reserve the darkest nights just for you. Our Member Observing Night is a night that you can spend time at the observatory free from visitors, noise and the additional light pollution! Perhaps you would like to earn one of t...

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Annual Dinner

11/18/2017 6:30 PM

This is our annual club dinner to celebrate our events, volunteers, and other accomplishments of 2017 and discuss plans for 2018. Food will be catered and a planetarium show is included with the purchase of a ticket
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This is a members only even...

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Sidewalk Astronomy

11/25/2017 5:00 PM

This is a come and go event. Guests will have an opportunity to view objects such as the moon or planets through telescopes, as well as visit with our members about telescopes and astronomy topics. This event gives our members an opportunity to show off t...

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General Meeting

12/8/2017 7:00 PM

This indoor, public event is held each month to discuss past, present, and future club events and activities as well as Astronomy news. Please see the comments left on this event's page below the map for additional information about the location.

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Public Observing Night

12/9/2017 4:45 PM

Everyone is invited to join us at our observatory for the opportunity to look through different types of telescopes and enjoy a variety of celestial objects. There will be members available to provide guidance from basic constellation spotting to all asp...

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Members Observing Night

12/15/2017 5:15 PM

If you are a current member, we reserve the darkest nights just for you. Our Member Observing Night is a night that you can spend time at the observatory free from visitors, noise and the additional light pollution! Perhaps you would like to earn one of t...

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Sidewalk Astronomy

12/23/2017 5:00 PM

This is a come and go event. Guests will have an opportunity to view objects such as the moon or planets through telescopes, as well as visit with our members about telescopes and astronomy topics. This event gives our members an opportunity to show off t...

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