Aug 21: Celebrate the solar eclipse at York University’s Solar Fair
On August 21, 2017, join York University for SOLAR FAIR – an exciting celestial event where faculty, students, staff and community members will have a chance to live view the solar eclipse and the path of totality on a big screen.
The York University Observatory Team will have individual solar glasses and several solar telescopes for everyone to safely view the solar eclipse with their own eyes! The solar glasses that will be distributed at this event will be perfectly safe to use. Lets Talk Science will have interactive science demonstrations. You will also have the chance to build your own pin-hole camera to safely view the eclipse.
List of activities:
- Squishy Circuits – uses homemade insulating and conducting dough to build small electrical circuits. Batteries supply the energy, and completed circuits turn on small LED lights and fans.
- Homemade microscopes – uses a smartphone and a DIY microscope stand to take pictures of magnified objects.
- Test Your Reaction Time – test reaction time by recording the time it takes to catch a falling ruler.
- Paper Copters – test the accuracy of paper copters hitting a target by modifying the design and recoding the results.
- The Art of Bubbology * – making giant bubbles
- Genetic Traits – exploring dominant and recessive traits ex. Differences in earlobes, dimples, tongue rolling.
- Magic Clouds (sometimes called Ghost Bubbles) * – traps dry ice mist into a bubble.
- Telescope observing – solar filtered telescopes for direct magnified viewing of the partial phases of the eclipse.
- General observing – free (to keep) Solar filtered viewers for direct unmagnified viewing of the partial phases of the eclipse.
- Solar Streaming – using the “jumbo-tron” (big screen) of the York Stadium, live streams from the York Observatory telescopes and the path of totality will be displayed.
Admission is free for everyone. Free ice cream for the first 200 attendees.
WHEN: August 21, 2017 at 1-4 pm
WHERE: York University, Lions Stadium
4700 Keele Street Toronto M3J1P3
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