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Sun-Earth Day Presents: Eclipse, In a Different Light

Local Happenings: Northeast Region


Atlantic City

FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center March 29

Our one-day program, entitled, "Careers in Aviation" (CIA), is focusing on aviation and space. Students will experience behind-the-scenes tours of our Research & Development laboratories here at the Technical Center as well as have an opportunity to interact with representatives from the Air National Guard, Coast Guard, and U.S. Navy. There will be information about aerospace initiatives as well as a celebration of Sun-Earth Day, which coincides with the program this year.

North Branch

New Jersey Astronomy Center for Education at Raritan Valley Community College March

We will be presenting the new Holt Planetarium of the Lawrence Hall of Science program titled "Our Very Own Star" for the public and school groups. It will be presented on 2 weekends surround the March 29th. Participants will also be using Sunspotters, a small H-Alpha telescope and traditional telescopes to observe the Sun.


The Newark Museum / Dreyfuss Planetarium January 30

Workshop for 25 middle school teachers about the Sun, including the Total Eclipse and SEC mission fliers (STEREO, RHESSI, THEMIS), and Sun-Earth Day postcards.



Buffalo Museum of Science

We will be running one-hour programming sessions for 4th and 5th graders, over the course of three days, at our attached inner-city public school - the Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School. These highly interactive sessions will be run in Connections, our hands-on learning gallery. Students will have an opportunity to view the March 29th eclipse from the web, try out spectroscopes, investigate what an eclipse is through hands-on experiments, explore cultural legends about eclipses through the use of artifacts and so much more. Students will receive an invitation for a culminating Astronomy Public Viewing Event on the evening of Saturday, April 1st, when the Moon occults Pleiades. The March 29th solar eclipse footage and The Total Eclipse DVD will be shown during this rooftop and indoor event.


  • Wednesday, March 29 - Friday, March 31: Partner School Classes
  • Saturday, April 1: Public Viewing Event, which will highlight the March 29 Eclipse


Science, Mathematics, Aerospace, Research, and Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) and Howard University

Solar Eclipse Family Night - March 28, 2006
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