March for Science and a Solar Eclipse

In the past few weeks, my mood has turned on the dark and negative side.  I don’t know if it is the lack of sunshine (no Vitamin D3) or the political climate.  However, I am attempting to break out of my funk.  I am planning on going to a couple of events in the next few months that I am very excited about.

March for Science

The mission of the March for Science is

The March for Science champions

robustly funded and publicly communicated science

as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.

We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group

to call for science that upholds the common good

and for political leaders and policy makers

to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.

I have been diligently following my local group that has created a facebook page to organize volunteers.  This would be the first march that I will participate in.  I will make sure to post lots of photos.  I am going to go to the local Museum of Science to pick up a science themed T shirt for the event.

Total Eclipse 2017

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Total Solar Eclipse  was visible from the Northern tip of Australia on Nov. 13, 2012 at 3:35 EST. The light halo visible around the edges of the moon is the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. Image Courtesy of Romeo Durscher (nasa.gov)

 

There will be a total eclipse of the sun in August 21, 2017!  I really want to take my own pictures of the event, but I think I will need to get an expensive camera (DSLR) for that.  I have a basic point and shoot camera that would not get a decent picture of an eclipse. I might just go to a park in the area of totality, have a bbq,  and enjoy the experience. I need to research hotel rooms and flights right away or it might be too late.

I will keep you updated on how my plans for both go.  Spring break is coming up in a few weeks.  I may plan something for that week also.

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