Solar Eclipse Tutorial

The Bear Fight Institute is located in an accessible yet remote wilderness that is conducive to quiet study and basic research, collegial workshops and a free exchange of ideas and knowledge. Thier facility is located on a working estate at the edge of the Pasayten Wilderness Area in the North Cascade mountains of Washington State. Where sagebrush steppe yields to Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir, a small group of resident scientists, technical staff and support personnel work at the forefront of research in the physical sciences. They are often joined by visiting scientists from around the world.

Serval of the Scientist will be coming to the store to do a tutorial on the upcoming solar eclipse. They will also be on  hand to answer some questions and show you how to build a pin-hole camera.

Here is the proposed itinerary

 Dr. Thomas McCord:  Why are we here?  Who are we?  What do we do?  What is an eclipse?  What will we do here today?

 Dr. Jean-Philippe:  A description of this eclipse. What is neat about it? When will it happen again? Dos and Don’ts. What is the historical background of solar eclipse science studies?

 Kate Johnson:  Solar Corona physics importance that is studied during eclipses.

 pin-hole camera making.  Don’t look at the sun!  How bright is the Sun to the eye?

all:  Q&A.

Here is the supplies needed for the pin-hole camera.


·         Empty cereal box - any box will do

·         One piece of white paper

·         Glue

·         Scissors

·         Aluminum foil

·         Tape

·         Small nail


Event date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
241 Riverside Ave.
Winthrop, WA 98862