Solar Eclipse Science Camp – By Russ Barlow

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Solar Eclipse Science Camp – By Russ Barlow

August 20, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - August 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

Universal Model supporter Russ Barlow will be hosting a UM educational event Sunday evening Aug 20th starting at 8:30pm. Event details according to Russ, “Universal Model science presentation, Sunday evening star party, Monday morning solar telescope for viewing the surface of the sun. Monday morning pre-eclipse discussion on the history of eclipses and the science behind it. Don’t miss this event! For most people, experiencing a total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Pictures cannot convey this extraordinary phenomenon! Copy coordinates to see where we plan to be.”

Presentation will be Sunday Evening at 8:30 (Sunset) It will be outdoor Star-viewing afterward, from about 10:00 on to whenever Monday morning Partial Solar Eclipse begins at approximately 10:21 AM Local time Totality happens about 1-hour later, approximately 11:40.

Location – 42°52’00.9″N 107°23’20.3″W (Located near Casper Wyoming)
Directions to the expected camp location are as follows:

  • Head northeast on Wyoming State Highway 789N toward Gas Hills Road
  • Take Gas Hills (Wyoming-136) East about 44 miles
  • Turn Left onto Dry Creek Road for 7.3 miles
  • (Dry Creek becomes Gas Hills again) for 3.2 miles
  • Gas Hills becomes County Road 212 for 3.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Poison Spider Road
  • Watch for these signs as you get closer! (see image of the signs towards the end of this post)

Call or Text Russ for more location information and to RSVP: 702-400-9200

You will need solar glasses to view the event. Click here for example glasses available for online purchase.

Russ Barlow is also ordering t-shirts for the event for all those who want them, “I am ordering T-shirts for this event. If you pre-order, cost will be about $10.00. They will be about $17 at the solar camp. Sizes are Adult S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL and Youth Small and XSmall. A Small adult runs about the same as a Youth Medium. XXL and XXXL are $2 more. I have talked to many of you and have your sizes and order. If not, [text or call] me and I will add to the order! Clear Skies to All! (Shirt shows front, the other image will be on the back).”


Look for the following signs to help you find your way to the event:



Images of The UM Solar Camp Event






August 20, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
August 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm