ORAS hosts event to safely view partial eclipse

From staff reports

ORAS is hosting a public presentation at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Oil Region Astronomy Learning Center, located on Camp Coffman Road between Clarion and Franklin.

ORAS member Larry McHenry will discuss sun spots and other features visible on the sun, as well as tips on safe solar eclipse observing techniques. The presentation will set the stage for the partial solar eclipse visible that same day across parts of the U.S. including Western Pennsylvania.

The partial eclipse will begin around 11:54 a.m. and reach its peak around 1:12 p.m., ending at 2:31 p.m.

Larry will also discuss where to go and how to observe the total solar eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. on April 8, 2024. After Larry’s presentation, weather permitting, there will be opportunities to safely view the partial eclipse and features on the sun through small solar telescopes. Solar eclipse glasses will also be available.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about ORAS, visit http://www.oras.org/events-and-outreach.html or email info@oras.org.