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Astronomy Club Meeting March 29 at 7:00 PM

Begins : Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time

Ends : Friday, March 29, 2024 at 9:00 PM Central Standard Time

Duration : 2 hours

Friday March 29, 2024  -  7:00 PM -  Astronomy Club meeting 

    105 E  B  St   Jenks, OK   see map link below 


Each Month during the school year our club holds a general meeting open to both our members and guests.  We meet in the spacious Jenks High School Planetarium which has ample space for social distancing.  This is a great opportunity for our members and guests to share their enthusiasm for astronomy and learn from each other.     We hope to see you there!

At our March 29 club meeting, we will offer several presentations about the eclipse that are at the same time informative and entertaining.  The highlight will be a planetarium show that explains the eclipse, the uniqueness of the April 2024 eclipse, and some of the weird visual phenomena created by it.  The meeting agenda will include other fun presentations about eclipses such as the 2017 total eclipse that shows how a group traveled to a precise spot in Wyoming to film the simultaneous passing of the eclipse shadow and the transit of the ISS.  You have probably heard by now about such phenomena as shadowy snakes, pin-hole projections, temperature changes, but did you know that bees head to their hives at the onset of the total eclipse?  And have you heard about the Purkinje Effect – the dimming of some colors and enhancing of others at the onset of total eclipse?  These and other presentations are a part of what can best be called “everything you need or want to know about the April 8 eclipse”.   Don’t miss it and bring your questions for one of our knowledgeable members to answer.


The eclipse will be 95% here in Tulsa.   Some of our members will be at Guthrie Greens in downtown Tulsa.  Also Discovery Lab will host an eclipse viewing. 

Many others are traveling to the path of the Total Solar Eclipse in Texas, SE Oklahoma and central Arkansas.   More details will be posted on that soon.

We will have Solar Eclipse Viewers for sale at the meeting.  $ 2.50 each cash while supplies last


NOTE: If Jenks School System is closed due to weather the event will be cancelled.



The Jenks Planetarium is located at 105 East B St.    

The Planetarium is on the third floor of the Math and Science building.

Parking is on the west side of the building.  If that lot is full there is more on the east side.


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