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Dec 21 Lunar Eclipse

posted Dec 8, 2010, 5:49 PM by Kent Riggins   [ updated Dec 8, 2010, 5:50 PM ]
\We have just begun the astronomy merit badge.  Some of you may be aware that there is a full lunar eclipse visible in our area Tue. Dec. 21, totally occurring 3:17 am.
 
For what is a lunar eclipse and a neat animation see http://en.wikipedia.org/December_2010_lunar_eclipse
 
The University of MD observatory will have a viewing and I'm getting us invited for those who want to attend. [This is where we have our program scheduled for the merit badge 2/20/11 7:00 pm.]
 
My question to you -- are you interested and will you commit to driving and helping your Scout attend.  Please note that HC schools can grant an excused absense for a good reason and I'm confident this will qualify.  Obviously not a convenient time but my memories decades later of a lunar eclipse are of the event and not lack of sleep or cold.  Caveat, I can't guarantee clear skies.
 
Please get back to me with you level of ability/interest/commitment.
 
Thanks,
 
Richard Bernstein
 
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