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Astronomy Annular Eclipse

10/05/2013
NQAEO (North Queensland Astronomy Educational Outreach) is a tracking station (again) for NASA with the upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse for May 10th.
 
An annular eclipse happens 6 months after a Total Solar Eclipse along roughly the same path, so NQ is blessed. We'll get 70% coverage, a bit less than the Total Solar Eclipse in November 2012, but still worthy of NASA wanting to study it.
 
The NASA team will be setting up in Tennant Creek, but they want two other stations to form the familiar triangle for reference. The other one is Samford Observatory in Brisbane - the third is the Burdekin!
 
From humble beginnings, NQAEO has fully cemented the Burdekin in the hearts and minds of International Astronomers and the relevant government departments!
 
Home Hill SHS is again pleased to have a strong association with NQAEO after a number of highly successful events, including the Transit of Venus, and the Total Eclipse last year.
 
For more information, contact Rob Black nqastronomy@solarastronomy.org or Mr Rob Scalia at Home Hill SHS.