Episode 193: How Can You Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse?

Meet the Expert: Dan Schneiderman, Eclipse Partnership Coordinator at the Rochester Museum and Science Center

Dan Schneiderman
Dan Schneiderman is the Eclipse Partnership Coordinator at the RMSC (Rochester Museum and Science Center) and co-chair of the Rochester Eclipse Taskforce. He has over 10 years of experience producing STEAM-based events around Rochester and NYS. He has over 10 years of experience producing STEAM-based events and coordinating sectors at festivals including Maker Faire Rochester, the New York State Fair, and the Rochester Fringe Festival. Dan is working towards making sure that, literally, everyone under the sun has a chance to experience the 2024 total solar eclipse.

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Challenge:  Be SAFE when you view the eclipse! Make your own pinhole projector using this website as a guide: https://www.astronomy.com/observing/how-to-make-a-pinhole-viewer-for-the-2024-eclipse/

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Eclipse book by Darcy Pattinson


Highlighted book for this episode! 

Eclipse: How the 1919 Solar Eclipse Proved Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity
by Darcy Pattison (Author), Peter Willis (Illustrator)


How do you prove an impossible idea?

With courage, perseverance, and a lot of luck!

In 1915, British astronomer Arthur Stanley Eddington was fascinated with Einstein’s new theory of general relativity. The theory talks about how forces push and pull objects in space. Einstein said that the sun’s gravity could pull and bend light. It seemed like a crazy idea. Could his theory be proven?


Book List:

Totality!: An Eclipse Guide in Rhyme and Science by Jeffrey Bennett

Sky Gazing: A Guide to the Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars, Eclipses, and Constellations by Meg Thacher

What Happens During An Eclipse? by Baby Professor (Author)

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