Astronomy August 2017

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Get ready for E-Day
By Michael E. Bakich
The actions you take before the celestial lineup can help everything run smoothly August 21.

A step-by-step guide to the Great American Eclipse
By Richard Talcott
Don't miss a thing as you watch the magnificent sky drama unfold.

What weather should you expect?
By Jay Anderson
Make your best guess more than a roll of the dice come the big day.

20 hot spots to view the eclipse
By Michael E. Bakich
People will view the spectacle from thousands of locations. Here are some you should consider.

Video strategies for eclipse day
By Michael E. Bakich
Forget the point-and-shoot option - video mode is your camera's most valuable feature on August 21.

Expert tips on imaging
By Mike Reynolds
Tried-and-true techniques for photographing a total solar eclipse, from cameras to smart phones.

Let the countdown to 2024 begin
By Michael E. Bakich
Let's do this all over again in seven years - with two more minutes of totality!

Do you speak "eclipse"?
By Michael E. Bakich
Totality, arcminutes,'s easy to get lost in technical terms. We're here to help.
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