The Stargazer's Videos:
In the summer of 2011 CALSKY predicted a transit of the ISS across the face of the Sun in our location. I had set it's parameters to search within 50 miles and months had gone by, when I received the email showing this particular pass.
I plotted it out on the map and realized the transit would cross the very spot at Sandy Ridge Metropark where we setup a few times a year to do public outreach. I sent an email out to the guys and we all converged at the appropriate date and time.
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Here's the video of our October 23rd, 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse Expedition at Ramsey Creek, in Cornelius, North Carolina. Thanks to Officer Smith (Smitty) for helping me locate a park with electric and allowing me to setup by their patrol station. As a way of thanks I gave him and each of the Officers on duty a pair of Solar Glasses, so they could pull over while on patrol and observe the Eclipse safely. Many others stopped by during the day as I was imaging and I had discussions about safely viewing the eclipse with each of them, as well as providing them with Solar Glasses. One couple stayed and observed the eclipse with us. I'm so glad they did because Chris was actually who saw the two transits on the monitor and pointed them out to me. I might have missed them otherwise!!!
The 2012 Transit of Venus from Lakeview Park in Lorain, Ohio.
A quick little movie showing Comet Panstarrs as it appeared to us on March 22-23, 2013.
John O'Neal demonstrates how to remove and replace the Dome on his Skyshed POD.
Join members of the Black River Astronomical Society as they host an INTERNATIONAL SUNday event at Lakeview Park in Lorain, Ohio.
The BRAS was only one of many thousands of participants around the world celebrating Pamela Shivak's ISD.
Come see the world's largest Sundial, built for this event and displayed prominently on the beach.