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How To Predict Eclipses

How To Predict Eclipses

Streaming Live from the Strasenburgh Planetarium

We review the sun and moon motions needed to produce a solar eclipse. Then we discover how to predict when those conditions will recur. This prepares us for eclipses coming soon, including the total solar eclipse in 2024. 

Maximum capacity: One class

Format options:

  • The teacher moderates a Zoom or Google session, with RMSC as an alternative host or guest speaker
  • Telephone conference call: the teacher downloads RMSC’s PowerPoint presentation in advance and shows it during our call

For content questions, contact Steve Fentress at sfentress@rmsc.org.

Subjects: Physical Sciences
Program Type: Virtual Lesson
NYS Standards:

  •  HS-ESS1-7. Construct an explanation using evidence to support the claim that the phases of the moon, eclipses, tides, and seasons change cyclically.



Where is it?

Virtual

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 10/19/2020
End Date: 06/25/2021
Program Length: 45-50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 9:30am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Price per session (for 1-30 students): $150
Minimum Student Charge: $150/class

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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