Eclipse LIVE STREAM Via Weather Balloon
April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Balloon Solar Eclipse Project is pleased to announce that it will project images from its high-altitude balloon to 5 different locations in Western New Brunswick on Monday, April 8th as follows:
Florenceville-Bristol: Northern Carleton Civic Centre, 40 McCain Street (followed by James Mullinger & Col Hadfield-tickets on Eventbrite)
Woodstock: McCain Community Theatre, Woodstock High School, 144 Connell Park Road
Hartland: Hartland Community School – Cafetorium, 217 Rockland Road
Perth-Andover: The River Valley Civic Centre, 11 School Street
Plaster Rock: Tobique-Plex, 159 Main Street
The Balloon Solar Eclipse Project, with Bell Canada’s assistance as Partner to the project, will relay live images of the total solar eclipse back to earth. Teams at each location will provide on-site assistance as well as the audio-visual projection of the relayed images.
Everyone is welcome to watch these images of the eclipse from one of the locations above. This is a FREE viewing event for the public to enjoy and remember! Doors to each location will open at 2:30 pm, with images beginning at 3:30 pm. There will be a narrator at each location to provide context and describe the content of the images from the six different cameras showing the sun, the earth, and the horizon, providing epic views from above. If the sky is clear, everyone will be encouraged to go outside around the time of totality to see the eclipse in the southwestern sky.
The solar balloon will launch privately from the Amsterdam Inn grounds in Florenceville-Bristol at approximately 3:30 pm on April 8th, as the moon starts covering the sun. Totality will occur at 4:32 pm and will end after about 4 minutes, so the images will finish around 4:45-5 pm.
This volunteer effort to capture live images of a total eclipse of the sun is the first time a non-governmental group has attempted such a feat. The last time there was a total eclipse of the sun in central New Brunswick was in the year 932, so this is a rare opportunity to experience one of nature’s most spectacular events!
We hope to see you at one of the viewing locations on April 8th for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
**ECLIPSE GLASSES will be available through our region starting on March 4th. They are FREE to the public while supplies last! All school children in Western NB will be given a pair of glasses from their school administration before April 8. All pick-up locations will be posted in the next week or two**
More about this solar balloon project can be found here:
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