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A Younger Perspective on the 1999 Solar Eclipse


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About this observation
Andrew Patterson
Time of observation
23/12/2017 - 08:55
Solar Eclipse
Observing location
Normandy, France
Colouring Crayons
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It is Christmas, and it was suggested to me that we might like to feature "something totally different" as picture of the week.  This is a cartoon sketch which Andrew's daughter (then seven years old) made as he was observing the August 1999 total solar eclipse from the garden of a gite he had rented in Normandy.  Hopefully the membership will agree with me that this is an excellent example of how we can involve younger people in astronomy.  I just hope that "Daddy's Camera" was more sophisticated than is shown in the drawing.  The very happiest of holidays to everyone and good observing in 2018.

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