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Next Conway Open House

Prepping for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

***DAYTIME EVENT***

Saturday, June 24th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Open House Update:  6/24/17 at 7:00 am

 Weather Forecast for the open house

 1:00 pm:  71 degrees, partly cloudy with 35% cloud cover

 2:00 pm:  71 degrees, partly cloudy with 32% cloud cover

 3:00 pm:  71 degrees, clear with 27% cloud cover 

Schedule:  At 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 2:30 pm, a short, very basic program about the August Solar Eclipse will be presented in the Observatory’s downstairs classroom.  The 15 to 20 minute program will explain, in layman terms, what causes a solar eclipse, why this eclipse is special, what you can expect to see in NW Indiana, and most importantly, how to view the eclipse safely.  In addition, members of the Society will have their telescopes and binoculars equipped with special solar filters to give visitors a view of the Sun using both white light and hydrogen-alpha filters.  Of course, observing the sun will be dependent on clear sky conditions. 

Regardless of weather conditions, the program “Prepping for the Solar Eclipse” will go on as scheduled.

Contact us at: infocasonline@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 




How To Find Us

The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana.

Map of Conway location. Best access is from I-65 or US-41 to Indiana Route 2. From Route 2, take Hendricks St. south to Belshaw Road. Go Left on Belshaw 100 yards, then turn right on Chase St. Go .7 miles - the road turns to gravel pavement, and the observatory is located on the right.

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