South Carolina 2017
Eclipse Planning Stage Details
Our invitation to our former students to join us, and all information regarding this SC 2017 eclipse team
preparation and our plan of execution can be found HERE.
Specific, detailed technical information about this 2017 eclipse can be found
on the world recognized eclipse site of Fred Espenak at:
More information and some interesting facts about Eclipse Chasers can be found on Bill Kramer's site:
The 2017 South Carolina Total Solar Eclipse Training Guide/Video is Available
SC Charleston Ground Game Capture
We are pleased to announce that Terry R Richardson, a Senior Instructor in the Physics and Astronomy Department for 35 years, at the College of Charleston will be leading our Charleston Eclipse Team.
In addition to helping coordinate the Physics Department expedition, he is developing an inexpensive Solar Telescope for Eclipse and Sunspot Observations to use for the eclipse.
Participating with Terry so far we have Barbara Britain, an original
1970 Lower Richland Astronomy Club student; Christopher Balding, a mentored student
from Pickens High School 12 years ago and presently working as a Lead Avionics technician
for Gulfstream; and a visiting guest from Denmark, Palle Johansen, who
happens to be an excellent astrophotographer.
843 670-7878, see his office hours at: http://richardsont.people.cofc.edu/
or email him at:
Click on a short video of Terry
talking astronomy with some students:
SC Columbia Ground Game Capture
We are pleased to have Nydia Fernandez Burdick, with us 47 years ago at Lower Richland High School, leading and making decisions for our Columbia team which may have multiple optical telescopes, and possibly a group from from the Jewish Community Center may join them.
She is finalizing the site location... seeking land use permission from the local Boy Scout Camp, near the center line of Totality.
On the right you can see her latest addition for the eclipse, an Orion 5" Mak-Cassigrain telescope.
She may be reached on Facebook, under her name, and on her phone at 803 798-8296, and by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nydia at Melton Observatory - USC - 1969:
SC Upstate Ground Game Capture
This build project is
about designing and building a First Person View/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
(fpv/uav) plane to photograph the 2017 Total
Solar Eclipse over South Carolina... higher up in clear air.
The vehicle must carry 16 oz of cameras, fly smoothly in
totality for 2m 30s, and complete a round trip flight of 40
minutes. We are now building and testing a loitering slow flyer.