Monday, August 21, 2017

Watching the Eclipse

Watching the eclipse in front of the planetarium.
Take a good look, kid.
 Lots of Bogotanos turned out today to watch the partial solar eclipse. We found a crowd near the planetarium, which people told me was packed today - for no clear reason, since the institution has no observatory.

I didn't see any fancy observation glasses, but instead pinhole cameras, smoked glass - and even old floppy disks. Good to see that those things are still good for something.

Floppy disks are still around. These make good viewing filters.

A pinhole observatory.
Looking up.
What eclipse?
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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