Stockton Astronomical Society

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University of the Pacific, Olson Hall Room 120
7:30 PM Thursday
To Be Determined
UOP has closed its campus due to the corona virus.

Stockton Astronomical Society


Molly Wakeling

Stargazing in South America and the
July 2019 Solar Eclipse

In July 2019, I had the opportunity to travel to Chile for the
astronomy trip of a lifetime. With a couple friends from my previous
astronomy club, I flew down to South America for two and a half
weeks to experience the July 2, 2019 solar eclipse and to spend a
week in the exquisitely dark skies of the Atacama Desert. I will talk
about the experience, about how I imaged the eclipse with gear I
could fly with, show images of Southern sky wonders, and share
tales of visual observing through some of the largest amateur
telescopes in South America.

Introducing: Molly Wakeling
Molly Wakeling is a graduate student in Physics at the University of
California, Berkeley, studying neutrinos. She holds a Bachelor’s in
Physics from Washington State University. She has been an avid
astrophotographer for the past four and half years, was vice
president of her pervious astronomy club, and is now a member of
the Eastbay Astronomical Society in Oakland. Molly is also a Girl
Scout troop leader and has done over 100 hours of astronomy
outreach, reaching more than 1,000 members of the public. Her
work can be found on Facebook at AstronoMolly Images and on
Instagram at astronomolly_images.

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