Annular Eclipse Watch Party, The Institute
Saturday October 14th, 2023 * 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
On Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America.
Visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America, millions of people in the Western Hemisphere can experience this eclipse.
Join us for this historic event at Red Run Park | 12143 Buchanan Trail E. Rouzerville, PA 17268
NASA space scientist, Todd Toth, and The Institute’s staff will guide the safe viewing experience of an annular eclipse.
Toth was formerly a science teacher at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.
In an annular eclipse, the Moon is at its furthest distance from Earth.
The eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon.
Those who attend the event can help NASA scientists gather data about the eclipse using the GLOBE Solar Eclipse Observer app on their smartphone.
With specialized equipment, volunteers will measure temperature, clouds, barometric pressure, relative humidity and more.
The data will be collected and uploaded to the GLOBE App.
This is an optional but fun opportunity for citizen scientists.
Free safe viewing solar sunglasses will be available while supplies last, and hands-on activities for kids.
Bring lawn chairs if you like.