August 21, 2017 –
Summer of Science Social - Solar Eclipse Viewing
On Monday, August 21, the MOST will host its FREE annual Summer of Science Social on the east lawn. Join us for a day filled with fun science activities and demonstrations as well as a viewing of the day's partial solar eclipse, which begins at 1:17 p.m. and reaches its maximum at 2:38 p.m.!
A LIMITED SUPPLY OF ECLIPSE GLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE!
MOST Education Department Offerings
Hands-on Tabling Activities from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
• Solar eclipse activity demonstrating what happens during a solar eclipse.
• Discover why the sun and moon appear to be the same size in the sky, despite such a large difference in actual size.
• Experience the gravity well, demonstrating orbits on a small scale.
• Make a pinhole projector.
• Make a handheld sundial, one of the earliest scientific instruments used for time keeping.
Starting at 12:30 p.m., MOST educators will offer science demonstrations every half hour. The last demonstration will begin at 2:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Clouds – MOST educators will lead a discussion on clouds followed by a cloud formation demonstration with liquid nitrogen.
1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Optical Illusions – MOST educators will lead a discussion on the illusion of the sun disappearing and what people in ancient times thought when they observed a solar eclipse and did not know what was occurring.