Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Solar Eclipse Workshop Registration

Solar Eclipse Workshop for Educators and Hosts of Eclipse-Viewing Events

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9 a.m. to 12 noon (check-in begins 8:45 a.m.)

 

OR Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9 a.m. to 12 noon (check-in begins 8:45 a.m.)

 

The registration period has closed for this event.


Details

Solar Eclipse Workshop for Educators and Hosts of Eclipse-Viewing Events

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Moon passes in front of the Sun, and the entire United States will experience a partial solar eclipse for up to a few hours. Those fortunate to be within the “path of totality” – a roughly 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina (including the far southwestern corner of North Carolina) will also experience a total solar eclipse lasting up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This is the first total solar eclipse anywhere in the 48 states since 1979 and the first continent-crossing total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1918.

 

This workshop, led by coordinators of the Carolinas Solar Eclipse Party, is for educators and hosts of eclipse-viewing events (whether or not you'll be in totality), including staff and volunteers with schools, museums, libraries, environmental education centers, businesses, and anyone else interested in helping others maximize the eclipse experience.

 

In this workshop, you will:

  • get an overview of the August 21st solar eclipse
  • experience a simulation of a total solar eclipse in the planetarium sky
  • participate in kinesthetic and hands-on activities to learn about size and scale in our solar system and about what causes moon phases and eclipses
  • gain skills for facilitating activities to teach others about the eclipse
  • practice safe methods for viewing the eclipse
  • receive an eclipse kit with 4 hands-on educational activities, a “Get Eclipsed” information booklet, two pairs of eclipse glasses, and other eclipse-related resources

 

We will spend part of the time outside, weather permitting. Please bring what you need to protect yourself from sun and heat. Be aware that eating and drinking are not permitted inside the fulldome theater.

 

This workshop is designed for educators and hosts of eclipse events. Others interested in learning more about the August eclipse are also welcome. Adults only.

 

The fee is $50 per person and includes an eclipse kit with educational materials and resources. Space limited to 25 people. Advance registration required – link on the top-right of this page.

 

For questions about workshop content, contact eclipse@unc.edu.

 

For questions about registration or payment, contact Richard Watt at rwatt@email.unc.edu or 919-843-3522.

 


Registration Cost
Registration is $50.00

Register
Registration open through 7/7/2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

250 E. Franklin St

Chapel Hill NC, 27599-3480