Just Putting It Out There…….First Total Lunar Eclipse…..Inspiring, Beautiful and FREE!!!

The main event for the night will be the first total lunar eclipse of 2014, which will be visible from all of North and South America, Hawaii part of Alaska and Australia . It is perhaps the most exciting of the night’s events (though it technically begins early Tuesday morning Eastern time).

With the overcast rainy day and projected…..yes you guessed it….SNOW scheduled to hit the Midwest tomorrow morning, we may be unable to see the Total Lunar Eclipse here in Cleveland, Ohio.  However, we can watch it online if we check the link below!!!

The Slooh, Virtual Telescope Project and NASA webcasts will all run concurrently during the total lunar eclipse. NASA will also offer a live chat with scientists during the eclipse, beginning at 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT) Tuesday and running the duration of the moon event. You can follow NASA’s webcast live here.

The lunar eclipse will begin at 12:53 a.m. EDT Tuesday (April 15), when the moon plunges into Earth’s outer shadow. The “totality” phase, in which the moon is completely veiled by Earth’s shadow, starts at 3:06 a.m. EDT and lasts for more than an hour, ending at 4:24 a.m. EDT.

This NASA graphic shows where the total lunar eclipse of April 14-15, 2014 will be visible from. The lunar eclipse coincides with April's full moon and is the first of four total lunar eclipes (a tetrad) between April 2014 and September 2015.

This NASA graphic shows where the total lunar eclipse of April 14-15, 2014 will be visible from. The lunar eclipse coincides with April’s full moon and is the first of four total lunar eclipse (a tetrad) between April 2014 and September 2015.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



Stargazing Week…..Day 1 @ Carly’z Corner

Many questions are asked about the heavenly jewels that glitter in the night sky.  These mysterious companions have fascinated people for thousands of years.  We desire to study them up and close, to learn why they exist and what is their purpose?  Many have yearned to learn their origin and who made them and how they came into existence?

Though many of us are not millionaires who can pay to take a flight to the red planet.   We can certainly take a closer look at  Mars and the constellations by way of our local planetariums.

This week on Carly’z Corner, will we post free or low-cost ways to enjoy stargazing and viewing other celestial displays, such as the ISON Comet. One such place where we are invited to explore stargazing, is the Walter R. Schuele Planetarium. It is located inside the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, at 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140.

Comet ISON on October 8, 2013 as seen through the Schulman 0.8 Telescope atop Mount Lemmon at the University of Arizona SkyCenter. Credit: Adam Block/UA SkyCenter.

“The Comet of the Century”
Date: Saturday November 23 Time/Duration: 7 – 8 p.m.
Telescope viewing 8:15 – 10:30 p.m.
For adults and families Fee: $5/person; $25/family of 5 or more (children under 3 are free) Telescope viewing is free!
Will comet ISON be the brightest comet seen in a long time?  We won’t know until it is near perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun).  One thing is for sure; it will not be as bright as the full moon!!  Join us for an evening of everything comets.  We will find out what a comet is and the history of Comet ISON.  Then we will make our own comets!!  At 8:00 pm, we will move to the field across from the Center to view Comet ISON (hopefully with our naked eyes), and with telescopes and binoculars.  If you have a pair of binoculars, please bring them.

This planetarium offers free telescope viewings ……

Telescope Viewing
Date: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, weather permitting Time/Duration: Immediately following the evening Monthly SkyQuest Program (approximately 8:45 p.m.)
All Ages Welcome Fee: Free
Join us in the field across from the Center for FREE telescope viewing following our evening Monthly SkyQuest program on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. (Weather permitting.)

So check out their website http://www.lensc.org as they have many more great events throughout the fall and winter!

Oh! and check out the information below as the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is free everyday of the week and they host thousands of events throughout the entire year!

Happy Frrrrreeeeee Hunting!!!!!!

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center provides free admission seven days a week and performs wildlife rehabilitation at no charge to the public. The Center offers quality nature, environmental and science experiences through school field trips, preschool, family, scouting and planetarium programs, nature hikes and a variety of wildlife exhibits, along with domestic and wildlife close encounters.