Partial Solar Eclipse Activities at Planetarium Negara

In conjunction with the Partial Solar Eclipse on January 26, the National Space Agency (ANGKASA) will be organising the Partial Solar Eclipse Daily Programme. Details as follow:

Date: 20-01-2009 to 30-01-2009
Venue: Planetarium Negara, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-22735484 or lau@angkasa.gov.my or latifah@angkasa.gov.my

On January 26 itself, a Partial Solar Eclipse Observation will be held beginning from 4 pm until 7 pm, also at Planetarium Negara. Activities include exhibition, talk, planetarium show, making of solar projector and solar cap. Click here for the full details.

Here’s the best part: if you are unable to be in Indonesia to see the annular eclipse, or unable to attend the observation in Planetarium Negara, don’t worry, the people at ANGKASA will bring the event LIVE to your computer. If you can’t experience the event on the spot, you still can know what’s going on. Remember to tune-in to their website for the live webcast.

Having said that, still nothing can beat the real experience of seeing the event for yourself. If you are in the annularity path or in the area when partial eclipse is visible (southern Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia and Indonesia), do take the trouble to observe it*, and be amaze that a simple geometry in space can give such a spectacular view on Earth.

*please do exercise caution when viewing the Sun (click and scroll to the end). NEVER EVER look at the Sun directly without any safety filters. If you’re not careful, you will end up with a damaged eye or blindness.

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~ by thChieh on January 20, 2009.

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