Lunar Eclipse and Star Count


From: lindgren@meol.mass.edu (Charles F. Lindgren)
Subject: Lunar Eclipse and Star Count
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 17:23:53 +0100


The skies in Massachusetts should be ok early in the evening with clouds
coming in late. Our entire 8th grade (230 students) will do a star count
around 8 pm and another at the beginning of totality. It is an optional
activity for seventh and 6th. From what I hear about 80% of the school's
600+ kids should be out in their yards with their sophisticate equipment
counting the stars and classifying the color. I have a 500mm lens on loan
for the weekend. I'm planning on shooting an entire series from 8:30 until
clouds!