HARRISON JUNIOR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
VIEWING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE
This event will occur in the skies over Warsaw beginning at 5:40 this afternoon. From then until sunset, we should be able to see the moon take a bite out of the sun. Viewing this event requires special equipment as looking directly at the sun will cause extreme damage to your eyes.
To help HJAS members and others view and enjoy the eclipse, Mr. Rick Glass and Mr. Ed Jarrett will be setting up special viewing equipment on the beach at Winona Lake Park. The equipment will include a telescope and binoculars which have been fitted with special soar filters. They will also have Solarscope and will offer solar viewing glasses for a small fee. A vendors permit has been obtained from the TOWL for the event.
At the time of this posting, there is a thick bank of clouds 106 miles to the west. It is moving slowly in this direction. If it arrives before the eclipse begins, viewing will not be possible and the event will be cancelled. Partly cloudy skies will not stop the viewing plans as we all hope for openings in the clouds for good viewing.
All HJAS members, their families, and the general public are invited to join Mr. Rick Glass and Mr. Ed Jarrett at Winona Lake Park. Clear Skies!