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August 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Solar Saturdays at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center for 2019
Bob Yoesle, longtime amateur astronomer, will present solar viewing opportunities at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather and clouds permitting.
Bob holds degrees in business management, communication and natural sciences and has been a full time paramedic for 40 years. He popularizes daytime solar outreach and provides a unique opportunity to introduce concepts in physics and light, eclipses, the cosmic distance scale, and the importance of renewable energy for the health of the planet and our society. This is a wonderful chance to have questions from solar enthusiasts of all ages answered by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic source.
The targeted dates include: Aug. 17 and Sept. 28 with the times 11 am to 4 pm on our grounds. Bob will explain what people are looking at, and the fascinating science which underlay the features of the Sun.
The events are free and will be held outside the museum. Admission still applies for visitors who wish to see the exhibits inside the museum.
If the weather looks questionable, please call the front desk 541.296.8600 ext. 201, by 10 am to see if the event will be taking place.