On 8th March 2016, a total solar eclipse was visible from many parts of Asia and the Pacific (more info). Here in the UK, we presented AstroSoc members with a DIY challenge… to make their own solar observing glasses and eclipse predictors! We had some – ahem – interesting designs of both, with Alex (our Treasurer) winning the competition for the best design of glasses (the festive green pair in the photo below).

 

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Our handmade solar observing glasses!