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Monthly Society Meeting

The next VBAS Monthly Meeting is Friday, August 17 at 7:30 PM.

Join us for our next meeting on August 17 at 7:30 PM, pizza at 7:00 PM. This month, a few days away from the one year anniversary, Gordon Telepun will present an overview of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, his fourth solar eclipse.

Dr. Gordon TelepunAt the July 2017 VBAS monthly meeting, he presented tips for observing, photographing and videoing a total solar eclipse. Since the eclipse, he has continued his work with eclipse education by recording detailed eclipse related videos. In addition to enjoying the challenges presented by eclipse photography and videography, Gordon loves to discuss the partial phase phenomena. Regarding animal behavior, he captured a unique and entertaining video of chicken behavior during the eclipse. His work on two other phenomena, that of the sharp and fuzzy shadow effect and the theories of shadow band motion will be published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in an upcoming book about the 2017 eclipse. He will provide an update on the work to get his timing app, Solar Eclipse Timer, ready for the 2019 eclipse. Gordon is interested in having the members share their stories about the eclipse.

Beth Bero

Vice-President

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