Solar Eclipse Fun (Make your own solar pin hole camera)

Event Information: 

We are planning a "make your own pinhole camera" activity to show scouts how to safely view the sun. The activity is planned for Sunday August 20th at 1pm.  This is the day before the Solar eclipse on Mon 8/21 which should be cover about 80% of the sun in DC around 2:40p.   This is a pretty cool project where you might actually be able see sunspots (if there are any)

This event will be at Danny Glavin's house. The address is:  3825 Denfeld Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895

If you're interested, please signup at the SignupGenius web page:

For people who signup in the next 2 weeks, we will be ordering safe solar glasses for viewing the sun directly for scouts.  The cost for these glasses is $1 each.   If you *don't* want a pair of these glasses, please indicate this in the signup comment.  Also, assuming your scout will be viewing the eclipse the next day, there are Eclipse 2017 patches available.  You need to be signed up for the pinhole project to get these patches.

Scouts can also bring their own shoebox (or other kind of box) if they would like to make a different style pinhole camera.

Ben Slade
benjamingslade at

PPS., If you buy your own solar viewing glasses, don't buy cheap ones.   Make sure they are ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified.  See Eye Safety During Solar Eclipses (NASA) for details

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:30