Annular Solar Eclipse Outreach Planning Workshop
A two-day workshop for institutions and organizations to plan outreach activities surrounding the Annular Solar Eclipse on 26th December 2019
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Public Outreach and Education Committee of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI-POEC)
Vigyan Prasar (DST)
Chandrashekar Hall, IMSc
||20th - 21th July 2019
||09:00 - 17:00
An Annular Solar Eclipse (ASE) will be visible on the morning of 26 December 2019 in India, with the annular track passing from southern Karnataka, northern Kerala through central Tamilnadu.
Solar eclipses are of huge public interest and prodive an exceptional opportunity to promote science and scientific temper among the people, as well as challenge the myths surrounding the topic. The mass campaigns during past solar eclipses in India are unique in their range and reach. This is a 2-day Nucleation Meeting on the ASE, for the southern states which will be in the path of the annularity.
The broad aims of this meeting are:
We hope that these plans will also be adapted for the ASE that will occur on 21 June 2020, whose path will cross northern India.
collate a list of resource material with responsibilities for their creation, translation and production (all under Creative Commons),
arrive at a shared set of strategies to get as many people as possible to see the eclipse safely, and
come together on a common platform to challenge prevalent myths about the eclipse.
A tentative schedule is now available here.
Links to upcoming and past outreach events (including videos, slides and notes) may be found here.
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