[ASA] ASA Factsheet - Partial Solar Eclipse 29 April 2014

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Sun Mar 30 11:50:21 AEDT 2014

New ASA Factsheet

As you may be aware, there is an upcoming *partial* Solar Eclipse late on the afternoon of Tuesday 29 April.  The eclipse will be visible throughout Australia.

In Sydney for example, the eclipse begins at 4.14 pm and ends at 5.17 pm at sunset.  Mid-eclipse is at 5.15 pm, just before sunset, when 52% of the Sun's diameter will be covered.  Many other parts of Australia will see a similar amount or even more of the disk covered.

The eclipse can be safely viewed using a telescope equipped with a specialised solar filter or simply projecting the image through a small telescope.  Cardboard framed 'eclipse glasses' meeting international standards are also safe to use if their instructions are followed.  Suitable 'eclipse glasses' are available locally from reputable astronomy shops, public Observatories and Planetaria.

More information about the eclipse and safe ways to view it can be found in the attached Factsheet produced by EPOC, the ASA's Education and Public Outreach Chapter.  The sheet has also been posted on the ASA's Australian Astronomy web site (http://www.astronomy.org.au).  The  Factsheet  link is  http://astronomy.org.au/factsheets/
You may wish to use this sheet to inform friends, students or the public about this event.  The sheet may be freely copied for wide distribution provided the Australian Astronomy and ASA logos are retained.



Associate Head (Teaching & Learning), School of Physics
Associate Dean (Standards), Faculty of Science 
Secretary, Astronomical Society of Australia Inc. 

Sydney Institute for Astronomy
School of Physics | Faculty of Science

Rm 205, Physics Building A28 | alternate: Rm 222, 44-70 Rosehill St Redfern H90 (see map)
Postal address: School of Physics | The University of Sydney | NSW | Australia | 2006
T +61 2 9351 3184  | F +61 2 9351 7726  
E john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au  | W  http://sydney.edu.au/science/physics/~obyrne 

This email plus any attachments to it are confidential. Any unauthorised use is strictly prohibited. 
If you receive this email in error, please delete it and any attachments. 
This email uses 100% recycled words and ideas.  Do you really need to print it?

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/pipermail/asa/attachments/20140330/c6c16abb/attachment-0006.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: factsheet_26x.pdf
Type: application/pdf
Size: 215375 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/pipermail/asa/attachments/20140330/c6c16abb/attachment-0003.pdf>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/pipermail/asa/attachments/20140330/c6c16abb/attachment-0007.html>

More information about the ASA mailing list