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Exploratorium Live from Chile
02/07/2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDTFree
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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: LIVE FROM CHILE
JULY 2, 2019
This July 2, the Exploratorium continues its 20-year tradition of bringing live images of eclipses to you—we’re travelling to the National Science Foundation’s Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile to broadcast a total solar eclipse visible overhead from parts of South America. Experience the wonder wherever you are: enjoy our live broadcast, available in both English and Spanish on our free iOS and Android apps and this website, or come to the museum in San Francisco to enjoy the big-screen broadcasts in person, in addition to a data-driven sonification of live telescope images by composer Wayne Grim and other eclipse programming.
There are many ways that you can safely enjoy a partial or total solar eclipse using items from around your house! Dr. Paul Doherty will show you a few of the easiest methods for safe solar viewing. Let us make this perfectly clear: Don’t EVER look directly at the sun, even when it’s mostly covered during a solar eclipse. If even 1% of the sun is showing around the moon, it’s enough to damage your eyes! Just as a magnifying glass can focus enough sunlight onto a leaf to start a fire, the lens in your eye can also focus a sliver of light onto your retina to burn it. And because retinas have no pain receptors, you can permanently damage your vision without even feeling it happen.
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