Monday, May 21, 2012

Seeing Stars (Well, Eclipsed Sun)

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

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Story and Photographs By Keith Perfetti

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Hundreds of people showed up to the "Crescent Sun Over Tucson" Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in front of the Flandrau Science Center at the University of Arizona campus.

Hosted by the UA College of Science, the gathering attracted amateur astronomers and the general public who setup on the UA Mall to look at the Sun through specialized solar filters. When Flandrau ran out of $3 solar viewing glasses people turned to welding masks, boxes turned into camera obscuras and other improvised viewing devices. As the sun began to set the crowd slowly moved to follow the light before dispersing.

Flandrau's free admission to the science center drew a large crowd, lined up to view the exhibits.

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