December 26, Annular Solar Eclipse Observing Public Camp at Ancient Jaffna Fort, Sri Lanka
December 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am MMT
Astronomical Research Institute, Sri Lanka (ARIS) collaborating with Anandian Astronomical Association, Star Party group and Mount K Adventure Resort organizes a public camp for observing the annular solar eclipse which will be happen on 26th of December, 2019 and will be visible to Asia and Australia. We organize this event at ancient Dutch fort of Jaffna which is located in the Northern part of the Sri Lanka. We plan to conduct the public event in 3 main languages (Sinhala, Tamil and English) in Sri Lanka. The event will be started at 0800h and will be ended at 1130 h.
We will use our telescopes (main telescope: Meade LXD 75; 6” Schmidt Newtonian) equipped with white light full-aperture solar filters (Thousand Oaks 2+ glass coated) and we are planning to facilitate participants with solar eclipse observing glasses to view the event. Furthermore, we will live webcast the entire solar eclipse via a DSLR camera equipped with a white light filter and a Meade CORONADO PST H-alpha telescope with GPS coordinates and the time in UT and LST.