11 06 2012

The local astronomy club had telescopes set up at Lake Monroe for public use during the event, but I made my own viewer with a pair of binoculars, cereal box, piece of abandoned foam core, and temporary prop. I got some fantastic projected images despite the fact my sunshield said “Cheerios” on one side.

Monroe Lake State Park progam.

Fought the clouds for much of the day.

Make a sunshield from a cereal box. Cap one side of the binoculars.

Testing the projection.

Image projected on foam core.

Demonstrating proper use of eye protection.

Spend the buck for shades.

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