Contact Info & Eclipse Excitement!

August 21, 2017. Totality at Klondike Park, on Missouri Hwy 94 near Augusta. The streak is a contrail from a NASA eclipse chase aircraft.

Our son, Jeff White, managing a Meade refractor with a Sun funnel.

The Sun Funnel worked really well for all partial phases of the eclipse. The yellow sundial helped align the Meade StarNavigator mount to true north. Old and new technology!

Here is Ed White with his gear. He had a C-8 with a white light filter, a Lunt 60mm solar scope, and a Canon camera with white light filter controlled by software on a laptop, all riding on an iOptron mount.
What an exciting day for all of us!

  Amy White's email is amy.white at asemonline dot org  

Our Outreach Coordinator outreach at asemonline dot org handles groups who want astronomy.

 August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in the US.
Do you need safe solar viewers?
Click HERE for a link so you can purchase viewers.
(I do not have any relationship with this company nor do I get any financial gain from you purchase.)

Click HERE for a link to eclipse safety considerations.

Click HERE to see if you are in the path of totality!

MO map

Eclipse Information

Eclipse Preparation. We are staying over Sunday Night at the site, so we don't have to drive early on Monday, August 21.

Making a kennel reservation for the dog

  • EZ-up canopy and wheeled carts
  • Folding chairs, Bug spray, Sun screen, Hats
  • 2 cases of bottled water and large keg with water.Bags of ice in large coolers.
  • Lots of easy food and snacks. Healthy eating habits will be put on hold.
  • Ed will run our Lunt and our C-8 with a Thousand Oaks filter on our iOptron mount.
  • 100 feet of orange extension cord, plus power strips
  •  Amy will pr
    oject partial phases with a classic Dob. The picture here is from the Christmas 2000 partial solar eclipse viewed in eastern Missouri.
  • Binocs with solar filters
  • Chargers for phones, tablets, laptops, cameras
  • Any safe solar viewers we have left by 8/21 to distribute. Park only gives away one per family.
  • Meds and first aid stuff, Towels, personal grooming items, and changes of clothes
  • Sleeping bags or sheets to put over beds in the cabin, Pillows
  • Coffee maker of some kind and supplies

Songs for the Eclipse. If you program a radio station, here are some suggestions for music to air on August 21, 2017.
Do you have some other suggestions? Email Amy with your tunes.

The entire Dark Side of the Moon album by Pink Floyd            

Half Moon by Janis Joplin                                Moon Dance by Van Morrison                                   Aint No Sunshine by Bill Withers

Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles                Shame on the Moon by Bob Seger                            Full Moon Full of Love by k.d. Lang

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash                            Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden                               Sunshine Superman by Donovan

That’s Amore by Tony Bennet                         You Are My Sunshine by Johnny Cash                        You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder

Harvest Moon by Neil Young                            Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest                    Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival]

Moonage Daydream by David Bowie                Moon Shadow by Cat Stevens                                    Walking on the Moon by the Police

Good Morning Starshine in the musical Hair    Star Trekkin’ by the Firm                                            Shining Star by Earth, Wind, and Fire

Across the Universe by the Beatles                Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys                                Planet Claire by the B52’s

China Cat Sunflower by the Grateful Dead       Good Day Sunshine by the Beatles                             On the Sunny Side of the Street by Willie Nelson

Sunny Afternoon by the Kinks                        Sunshine of Your Love by Cream                                 The Warmth of the Sun by the Beach Boys

Waiting for the Sun by the Doors                    Earth People by Dr. Octagon