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YCAS is out of Solar Eclipse Glasses and does not have any for sale. YCAS is not doing an event for the Total Solar Eclipse next Monday.

TIPS ON HOW TO SAFELY VIEW SOLAR ECLIPSE WITHOUT SOLAR GLASSES

How to make your own solar viewing projection: See: Solar Eclipse Viewing

Safety Tips about Solar Eclipse Glasses

NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse. See: NASA

Eclipse Event Map- Path of Totality across USA. See: Totality Map

How to tell if my location is inside totality? See: Solar Eclipse Maps

Libraries Hosting Eclipse Events. See: Libraries Eclipse Events

Eclipse Map and Times of Eclipse Across USA and link of time for each state. See: Shadows and Substance

 

AUGUST YCAS EVENTS

Radio Astronomy & Solar Observing

The York County Astronomical Society* (YCAS) will be offering a FREE Public Radio Astronomy and Solar Observing event at their Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park on Saturday, August 26th, 2017, 11:00AM-3:00PM. See details: Radio Astronomy & Solar Observing

SEPTEMBER YCAS EVENTS

Free Public Observing

YCAS hosts FREE Star Watch! Come join us at the observatory at John Rudy County Park (400 Mundis Race Road, York, PA) Saturday September 9th from 8:00 to 10:00 to view and learn about the celestial sky. View through our telescopes and enjoy a screened power point presentation on the current night sky. This is an night time outdoor event so dress warm and bring a flash light. There will be free warm beverages and cookies. So come out and see what's UP! Read more: Public Observing

Planetarium Shows

Show date is Saturday, September 23, 2017 at: 2:00pm One World, One Sky 2:40pm StarWatch 3:20pm Defying Gravity: It Is Rocket Science! 7:00pm Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter 7:40pm StarWatch 8:20pm Distant Worlds: Alien Life? See: Planetarium Shows

 

Observing The Moon

Below is an image of the lunar crater Schiller taken by YCAS member Mike Wenz. It was taken at the YCAS observatory at John Rudy Park in York, PA using the York County's LX-200 telescope and his  DMK21AF04 CCD camera. The images were stacked using around 1000 exposures out of 1500 exposures and processed using Registax. See: Lunar images

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YCAS Member Discovers Asteroids

YCAS member John Sachs discovered two new unknown asteroids. For more information of discovery and animations see: Discovery

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Imaging The Moon

Below images by Michelle Wenz showing sunrise on the Lunar surface. Animation was made from Michelle's images. See More here: Lunar Sunrise

York County, Adams County, Pennsylvania Astronomy The Scout Merit Badge Program

I stood and stared; the sky was lit,
The sky was stars all over it,
I stood, I knew not why,
Without a wish, without a will,
I stood upon that silent hill
And stared into the sky until
My eyes were blind with stars and still
I stared into the sky. --Ralph Hodgson (1913)

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