Guests of PAS!
The Phoenix Astronomical Society will be at the *Arizona Science Center on
Aug 21 2017 from 9am to Noon* sharing the view of this awesome Eclipse
through safely filtered telescopes. Please come join us. Admission is Free
and open to the public. Bring the whole family. We will be set up under the
Blue Canopies in Heritage Square. We have prizes for the kids, info about
the club, demos, viewing of the Eclipse, Eclipse glasses to the first 50
families attending (1 pair of glasses per family), and more. Plus, make a
day of it and visit the Science Center for a fun filled Monday. More
details about the eclipse are below. And this is our website calendar link
for this event:
If you plan to attend and Weather decides to be bad, please monitor this
calendar listing above, and/ or email Events@xxxxxxxxx for an auto
generated email to let you know if the event is on or off for the day. High
winds, too many clouds or falling rain could cancel this viewing event. A
quick email could help you decide if you are going or not. I hope to get
the auto generated email active by the night before with a weather update,
and status update of the event. We hope to see you there!
Bring the kids, bring the whole family!
Here's the Eclipse schedule:
* 9am-ish first contact - that's where the shadow of the Moon touches the
edge of the Sun
* 10:30-ish Maximum - this is where, as seen from Phoenix, 60% of the Sun's
surface will be covered by the Moon. This is all we get from Phoenix, but
it will be an awesome thing to see in a telescope.
* 12pm-ish End of eclipse - the Moon moves out of the way of seeing the
Terri, Event Manager of PAS Events
Most of our public events are free to attend. See more events at
You do not have to be a PAS member to attend public events. Any event on
the calendar that does not say (Private), is open to the public to attend.
We'd love to have you at our events!
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From: Sky-Watcher USA <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:44 AM
Subject: Hi from Sky-Watcher USA
Sky-Watcher USA Newsletter
Total Eclipse 2017
*Image Credit: NASA*
After years of waiting, August 2017 is finally upon us. This month the long
awaited Total Eclipse that crosses the US will occur on Monday the 21st.
From Oregon to the northern shores of Georgia this celestial event is
slated to be the most observed in human history!
No matter where you are in the continental US, portions of Canada and
Mexico there will be some form of eclipse to see (with specialized filters
If you are lucky enough to travel to the path of totality you will have
your chance to view an amazing celestial alignment of the moon cover the
Sun, providing nearly two and a half minutes of totality at the maximum
eclipse point. For those not on the eclipse path it will appear is a deep
partial eclipse, with over 50% coverage through the US.
This event is truly going to be one for the books and definitely something
you should check out, no matter where you are.
If you are looking for a solar filter for your optics please contact one
our official dealers
Never attempt to view the Sun without the aid of specialized filters. To
learn more about safely viewing this event please visit the 2017 Eclipse
Telescopes for the Eclipse
*Image Credit: Kevin LeGore (Esprit 100EDT and ProED 80)*
There is a lot of information out there on what kind of optics to use this
month's eclipse. Making sure you have the right gear is going to make it
easier to capture this amazing, event be it just viewing or photographing
If you are going to be in the path of totality a good wide field refactor
is an excellent choice. Focal lengths between 400mm and 700mm are probably
going to be the best fit if you are attempting to photograph the Sun's
outer atmosphere (corona) during totality. Here at Sky-Watcher USA we offer
several models that fit this criteria.
- ProED 80
- Esprit 80EDT
- Esprit 100EDT
Before heading out to the eclipse make sure you have a good understanding
of your equipment and optics. If you want to learn more about photographic
the eclipse visit the Mr.Eclipse
Enter Focus Astronomy
Stella Giveaway to have your chance to win a Sky-Watcher USA Esprit 120EDT
apo. refractor paired with a Losmandy GM-8S mount and Explore Scientific
There are seven ways to win, contest ends October 1st, 2017. Good luck!
*Perseid Meteor Shower*
*Image Credit: *
There is a lot of talk about this month's solar eclipse. However, there are
other amazing things to see this month, including the Perseid Meteor
Peaking on the night of August 12th the Perseid Meteor Shower is among the
most well known. Usual rates are about 80 meteors an hour in dark
locations. This year a third quarter moon will be visible during the shower
making it a little harder to see. But do expect to see some meteors
regardless of the moon.
*AstroCon 2017/Total Eclipse *
Sky-Watcher USA is heading to Casper, WY for AstroCon
During the four day event we will be showcasing many of our popular as well
as new product.
To wrap up the event we will be staying to observe the long awaiting Total
The Advanced Imaging Conference
brings together some of the world's top imagers. Join us from September 29
to October 1st in San Jose, CA for AIC 2017.
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