Go See The Eclipse

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Chap Percival is a lifelong educator with a passion for sharing his knowledge of astronomy. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he holds a BA in mathematics and physics from Taylor University, an MAT in planetarium education from Michigan State University, and an MEd in instructional technology from the University of Virginia.

He has been an astronomy educator since 1969 as a classroom teacher, club sponsor, and planetarium director, including teaching high school astronomy since 1995 at Pine View School in Osprey, Florida, one of the top schools in the nation. He has published newspaper articles, been interviewed on radio, and volunteered with the National Park Service as a sky interpreter. He’s also given an astronomy talk at the Grand Canyon Star Party and led groups to view five different total solar eclipses.

Go See The Eclipse

And Take a Kid with You

Authored by Chap Percival
Edition: 1a

Total solar eclipses are rare occurrences at any given location. The last one visible from anywhere in the continental United States was in 1979, in the Pacific Northwest. That’s why the August 21, 2017, eclipse is a very big deal. It will offer an estimated sixty-five million people the chance to participate in this celestial phenomenon.

Astronomy educator Chap Percival is passionate about this eclipse, especially about inspiring children to view it. This occasion will not only provide a teachable moment, it will also be an extraordinary experience that can’t be appreciated through video or photographs. You really do have to be there!

Go See the Eclipse explains what an eclipse is and why it’s so special, describes the thrill of seeing a total solar eclipse, and gives specific advice on where to go, what to take, and how to prepare. The book also includes activities you can do with children to help them (and you!) understand what is happening in an eclipse and calls on everyone to do what they can to help the children in their lives witness this exciting, potentially life-changing spectacle.

Publication Date:
0986197521 / 9780986197529
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Science / Astronomy / General

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