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Title: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: coachroninil on December 29, 2017, 12:25:43 AM
Hi Everybody -

Will any institutions or observatories be offering accessible live feeds showing the progress and totality of the upcoming solar eclipse? My library wants to incorporate such a thing into a program if it is available during the eclipse. Thanks!

Jerome
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: synchanrimyp on December 31, 2017, 04:08:50 AM
I'm sure there will be live feeds all over the net and Youtube.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: adectisun on December 31, 2017, 05:30:24 AM
I would bet NASA will live stream the eclipse.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Mario Evans on December 31, 2017, 03:46:51 PM
https://eclipse2017....clipse-megacast (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-megacast)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Jacob Hernandez on January 04, 2018, 01:46:34 AM
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Hi Everybody -

Will any institutions or observatories be offering accessible live feeds showing the progress and totality of the upcoming solar eclipse? My library wants to incorporate such a thing into a program if it is available during the eclipse. Thanks!

Jerome

How sad. (
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: tersrhythopes on January 04, 2018, 05:20:11 PM
sad--why

 

live feeds increase numbers of people watching
this may be the seed for future astronomers

edj
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Terry Payton on January 08, 2018, 04:19:00 AM
Looks like watching a live stream is as close as I'll get to seeing it in totality. I won't be driving 800 miles to get a gander. This is all I'll see here in PA according to Stellarium.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Todd Kue on January 08, 2018, 05:43:37 AM
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Hi Everybody -

Will any institutions or observatories be offering accessible live feeds showing the progress and totality of the upcoming solar eclipse? My library wants to incorporate such a thing into a program if it is available during the eclipse. Thanks!

Jerome

How sad. (
Hardly a troll, just experienced with library programs. >Of course the weather will be a sure bet here in MICHIGAN. Entertaining elementary school kidswith no eclipse and no back-up plan is agreat way to show my limitations as an entertainer.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: junktranasop on January 09, 2018, 07:52:20 PM
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Hi Everybody -

Will any institutions or observatories be offering accessible live feeds showing the progress and totality of the upcoming solar eclipse? My library wants to incorporate such a thing into a program if it is available during the eclipse. Thanks!

Jerome

How sad. (
Hardly a troll, just experienced with library programs. >Of course the weather will be a sure bet here in MICHIGAN. Entertaining elementary school kidswith no eclipse and no back-up plan is agreat way to show my limitations as an entertainer.
I wasn't saying you were a troll.

The idea of an amateur astronomer watching a rare total eclipse on video when its path of totality is only a few hours away makes me sad.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: xgamodrakmu on January 09, 2018, 08:16:59 PM
Oddly enough I'm driving 900 miles.
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Looks like watching a live stream is as close as I'll get to seeing it in totality. I won't be driving 800 miles to get a gander. This is all I'll see here in PA according to Stellarium.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: pesorramidd on January 10, 2018, 05:43:44 AM
Not everyone will have the option of driving into the eclipse path. Being able to share it with others sounds like a great idea! I'm about 3-4 hours from the path of totality and I'm debating making the drive. I'm going to wait until we get close enough for reasonably accurate forecasts. If we're going to be clouded out (very likely based on averages) there's no point in worrying about it.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Ronald Bryan on January 10, 2018, 06:25:31 AM
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Hi Everybody -

Will any institutions or observatories be offering accessible live feeds showing the progress and totality of the upcoming solar eclipse? My library wants to incorporate such a thing into a program if it is available during the eclipse. Thanks!

Jerome

How sad. (
Hardly a troll, just experienced with library programs. >Of course the weather will be a sure bet here in MICHIGAN. Entertaining elementary school kidswith no eclipse and no back-up plan is agreat way to show my limitations as an entertainer. [/quote]
I wasn't saying you were a troll.

The idea of an amateur astronomer watching a rare total eclipse on video when its path of totality is only a few hours away makes me sad.[/quote]
Well, you didn't "say" he was a troll, but you certainly laid it out as a possibility.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Drew Bullets on January 10, 2018, 09:18:15 AM
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Hi Everybody -

Will any institutions or observatories be offering accessible live feeds showing the progress and totality of the upcoming solar eclipse? My library wants to incorporate such a thing into a program if it is available during the eclipse. Thanks!

Jerome

How sad. (
Hardly a troll, just experienced with library programs. >Of course the weather will be a sure bet here in MICHIGAN. Entertaining elementary school kidswith no eclipse and no back-up plan is agreat way to show my limitations as an entertainer. [/quote]
I wasn't saying you were a troll.

The idea of an amateur astronomer watching a rare total eclipse on video when its path of totality is only a few hours away makes me sad.[/quote]
Well, you didn't "say" he was a troll, but you certainly laid it out as a possibility.[/quote]
It wasn't a possibility that I called him a troll, because I didn't call him a troll.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: nonbuysalcho on January 10, 2018, 09:47:57 AM
Watching an eclipse on TV is nowhere near a substitute for seeing it in person. That needs to be made clear.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: mosretouless on January 10, 2018, 11:03:14 PM
I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Jasper Banks on January 11, 2018, 12:24:38 PM
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I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.

Not trying to generate controversy here, BUT, this eclipse in passing near densely populated areas of the midwest, mid-Atlantic and south.

In my view, nothing should be done to encourage anyone to watch it on video.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Jeff Jubenville on January 11, 2018, 12:36:10 PM
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Watching an eclipse on TV is nowhere near a substitute for seeing it in person. That needs to be made clear.


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I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.


"you can't always get what you want"
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"but you get what you need"    -Stones
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: smarhurtfranoth on January 12, 2018, 01:16:55 AM
I quit posting to Cloudy Nights for a year for reasons as seen above, but in this case it was clearly my mistake. I should have and will start a similar thread on the Outreach forum where it belongs. Probably one is already there...
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: skelevchasul on January 12, 2018, 10:34:00 AM
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I quit posting to Cloudy Nights for a year for reasons as seen above, but in this case it was clearly my mistake. I should have and will start a similar thread on the Outreach forum where it belongs. Probably one is already there...

Jerome,
Good luck, my guess is you'll get the same negatives from the same folks.

Check out nightskies network or YouTube closer to the event my guess is you'll get streaming of the eclipse there.
If the weather works I'm hoping to stream from a quark and white light.
Give me a ping closer to the event and I'll give you the details once they are sorted.

Phil
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Jasper Banks on January 12, 2018, 11:06:42 AM
Thanks for the tips, one and all! I will definitely keep that in mind Phil.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Rahul Sanders on January 13, 2018, 03:33:56 AM
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I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.

Not trying to generate controversy here, BUT, this eclipse in passing near densely populated areas of the midwest, mid-Atlantic and south.

In my view, nothing should be done to encourage anyone to watch it on video.
You have a rather narrow view then, since you can't see that some of us have obligations and limitations that prevent us from just picking up and traveling 800 miles for something like an eclipse that will last a few hours. Count yourself lucky if you can, I can't.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Donnell Keown on January 13, 2018, 06:22:53 AM
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I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.

Not trying to generate controversy here, BUT, this eclipse in passing near densely populated areas of the midwest, mid-Atlantic and south.

In my view, nothing should be done to encourage anyone to watch it on video.
You have a rather narrow view then, since you can't see that some of us have obligations and limitations that prevent us from just picking up and traveling 800 miles for something like an eclipse that will last a few hours. Count yourself lucky if you can, I can't.
The eclipse happens on a Monday. Take Monday off.

Totality lasts only a couple of minutes. Maybe that doesn't seem worth the drive? I don't know.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Jason Harlan on January 14, 2018, 05:06:19 AM
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I quit posting to Cloudy Nights for a year for reasons as seen above, but in this case it was clearly my mistake. I should have and will start a similar thread on the Outreach forum where it belongs. Probably one is already there...

Jerome,
Good luck, my guess is you'll get the same negatives from the same folks.
Encouraging people to make the effort to see a nearby total solar eclipse in person is hardly being negative.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: bullgidava on January 18, 2018, 08:22:30 AM
I'm not being negative, nor am I getting into my home situation on the web, but I haven't been able to go away on a trip anywhere since 2008 due to none of your business at home. I would LOVE to get away for a day for something like this, but it is not going to happen. That's all I'll say about it. Not everyone can do it, so if it is on the web, it's all I'll see of it in totality. Why complain about it being live streamed? Let me ask you this. You travel to where you can see it because your situation allows for that, it and it rains all day, are you gonna watch it live streamed or skip it all together?
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: bayretide on January 18, 2018, 08:41:47 AM
While not live, PBS's NOVA series will be producing an episode featuring views from along the path, coast to coast, for broadcast the next morning.
However, they also mention this:

"PBS and NOVA’s digital teams will engage audiences online with a cross-country Facebook Live event highlighting real-time footage of the solar eclipse and the people and communities experiencing it."

Their article describing the production is here. (http://www.pbs.org/about/blogs/news/pbs-series-nova-shares-the-great-american-solar-eclipse-with-audiences-across-the-us-in-special-day-of-event-presentation/)

-Glenn
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Michael Robinson on January 20, 2018, 06:27:08 PM
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I'm not being negative, nor am I getting into my home situation on the web, but I haven't been able to go away on a trip anywhere since 2008 due to none of your business at home. I would LOVE to get away for a day for something like this, but it is not going to happen. That's all I'll say about it. Not everyone can do it, so if it is on the web, it's all I'll see of it in totality. Why complain about it being live streamed? Let me ask you this. You travel to where you can see it because your situation allows for that, it and it rains all day, are you gonna watch it live streamed or skip it all together?

My comments are not for those who can't view totality in person, but for those who won't take the trouble when it would not be much trouble.

There are videos of previous eclipses available on Youtube and other sites.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: olexecin on January 21, 2018, 12:38:07 AM
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Looks like watching a live stream is as close as I'll get to seeing it in totality. I won't be driving 800 miles to get a gander. This is all I'll see here in PA according to Stellarium....

Google maps says I'm driving 1542 miles there and 1750 back. (Toronto to Wyoming)
Zapp - if your health is up to it, you really might want to reconsider.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: rissubssimpsat on January 23, 2018, 06:21:07 AM
Thanks Glenn!
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: tingperbeachfnar on January 23, 2018, 04:27:44 PM
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I'm not being negative, nor am I getting into my home situation on the web, but I haven't been able to go away on a trip anywhere since 2008 due to none of your business at home. I would LOVE to get away for a day for something like this, but it is not going to happen. That's all I'll say about it. Not everyone can do it, so if it is on the web, it's all I'll see of it in totality. Why complain about it being live streamed? Let me ask you this. You travel to where you can see it because your situation allows for that, it and it rains all day, are you gonna watch it live streamed or skip it all together?

I'm one that will skip it if I'm clouded out. watching it on a phone just ain't gonna be the same.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: tevezito on January 25, 2018, 09:28:04 PM
I'd also like to add, those of you taking pics, post them up!
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: nisatourpo on January 25, 2018, 09:45:33 PM
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I'm not being negative, nor am I getting into my home situation on the web, but I haven't been able to go away on a trip anywhere since 2008 due to none of your business at home. I would LOVE to get away for a day for something like this, but it is not going to happen. That's all I'll say about it. Not everyone can do it, so if it is on the web, it's all I'll see of it in totality. Why complain about it being live streamed? Let me ask you this. You travel to where you can see it because your situation allows for that, it and it rains all day, are you gonna watch it live streamed or skip it all together?

I'm one that will skip it if I'm clouded out. watching it on a phone just ain't gonna be the same.
I've heard mixed reviews about observing from plane.

Turn down the sound before watching:

http://www.orlandose...0309-story.html (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/go-for-launch/os-astronomers-freak-out-solar-eclipse-alaska-airlines-flight-20160309-story.html)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: izweekwardmas on January 31, 2018, 04:07:28 AM
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I'm not being negative, nor am I getting into my home situation on the web, but I haven't been able to go away on a trip anywhere since 2008 due to none of your business at home. I would LOVE to get away for a day for something like this, but it is not going to happen. That's all I'll say about it. Not everyone can do it, so if it is on the web, it's all I'll see of it in totality. Why complain about it being live streamed? Let me ask you this. You travel to where you can see it because your situation allows for that, it and it rains all day, are you gonna watch it live streamed or skip it all together?

I'm one that will skip it if I'm clouded out. watching it on a phone just ain't gonna be the same.
I've heard mixed reviews about observing from plane.

Turn down the sound before watching:

http://www.orlandose...0309-story.html (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/go-for-launch/os-astronomers-freak-out-solar-eclipse-alaska-airlines-flight-20160309-story.html)
No, seriously, turn off the sound.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Alex Hart on January 31, 2018, 04:47:53 AM
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I'd also like to add, those of you taking pics, post them up!

Steve,
 If the weather cooperates I hope to be streaming white light on a Revolution Imager and Ha on a quark with an ATIK infinity. Ping me closer to the event and I'll give you the info for the streams.
Phil
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: Dave Fair on January 31, 2018, 01:34:04 PM
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How much trouble it is to get into the path of totality is a personal judgement call. The Sun has been so darned quiet it will be interesting to see what the corona looks like.

Someone who hasn't seen a total solar eclipse doesn't know how to make that judgement and must let other factors, some compelling and others not, decide for him.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: asexdalo on February 02, 2018, 03:36:32 PM
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How much trouble it is to get into the path of totality is a personal judgement call. The Sun has been so darned quiet it will be interesting to see what the corona looks like.

Yeah that pushed my choice of Quark Ha's to the Original Prom model.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: tessacubadc on February 09, 2018, 04:39:54 AM
I just hope that the original poster got their question answered.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
Post by: coachroninil on February 09, 2018, 10:56:01 AM
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I just hope that the original poster got their question answered.

Hi John,
 Yes I spoke with the OP offline.
cheers
Phil