More scenes from the eclipse


‘It was like aweome’ — Emma Edwards, 5

By Bill Colvard - bcolvard@MtAiryNews.com



The Museum’s courtyard begins to fill with people waiting for the eclipse.


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James Caudill, age 10, of Mount Airy, recycled a year-old science project as an eclipse viewer. It was widely considered by others at the Museum’s event to work the best of all the boxes. Here, the moon can be seen taking a chunk out of the sun in James’ viewing box.


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Nolan Moser is preparing to convert a Special K cereal box into a suitable viewer for the eclipse.


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Sonya Laney, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History’s director of education instructs a room full of people in the proper construction of an eclipse viewer made from a box.


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Participants busily work on eclipse viewers as the eclipse draws nigh.


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Eclipse glasses were also in evidence at the Museum’s viewing event.


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Cereal boxes were not the only game in town. Shoe boxes and packing boxes were also utilized to safely view the eclipse.


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The museum courtyard was filled with people viewing Monday’s eclipse.


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Maximum eclipse time approaches.


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As the eclipse draws nearer, participants at Mount Airy Museum’s viewing event adjust their viewing boxes to get a better look.


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Emma Edwards, age 5, (pictured center front) and her mom, Laura Edwards (behind Emma) gaze at the eclipse. Emma said of the eclipse, “It was like awesome.”


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Will Surratt, center, attempts to get a glimpse of the eclipse.


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All action is skyward.


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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History held an event on Monday to view the eclipse and for people who needed them to construct box viewers.

Attendance and enthusuasm both ran high.

Here are some more scenes from the exciting day.

The Museum’s courtyard begins to fill with people waiting for the eclipse.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2823.jpgThe Museum’s courtyard begins to fill with people waiting for the eclipse. Bill Colvard | The News

James Caudill, age 10, of Mount Airy, recycled a year-old science project as an eclipse viewer. It was widely considered by others at the Museum’s event to work the best of all the boxes. Here, the moon can be seen taking a chunk out of the sun in James’ viewing box.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2828.jpgJames Caudill, age 10, of Mount Airy, recycled a year-old science project as an eclipse viewer. It was widely considered by others at the Museum’s event to work the best of all the boxes. Here, the moon can be seen taking a chunk out of the sun in James’ viewing box. Bill Colvard | The News

Nolan Moser is preparing to convert a Special K cereal box into a suitable viewer for the eclipse.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2791.jpgNolan Moser is preparing to convert a Special K cereal box into a suitable viewer for the eclipse. Bill Colvard | The News

Sonya Laney, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History’s director of education instructs a room full of people in the proper construction of an eclipse viewer made from a box.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2794.jpgSonya Laney, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History’s director of education instructs a room full of people in the proper construction of an eclipse viewer made from a box. Bill Colvard | The News

Participants busily work on eclipse viewers as the eclipse draws nigh.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2800.jpgParticipants busily work on eclipse viewers as the eclipse draws nigh. Bill Colvard | The News

Eclipse glasses were also in evidence at the Museum’s viewing event.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2817.jpgEclipse glasses were also in evidence at the Museum’s viewing event. Bill Colvard | The News

Cereal boxes were not the only game in town. Shoe boxes and packing boxes were also utilized to safely view the eclipse.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2820.jpgCereal boxes were not the only game in town. Shoe boxes and packing boxes were also utilized to safely view the eclipse. Bill Colvard | The News

The museum courtyard was filled with people viewing Monday’s eclipse.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2822.jpgThe museum courtyard was filled with people viewing Monday’s eclipse. Bill Colvard | The News

Maximum eclipse time approaches.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2825.jpgMaximum eclipse time approaches. Bill Colvard | The News

As the eclipse draws nearer, participants at Mount Airy Museum’s viewing event adjust their viewing boxes to get a better look.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2804.jpgAs the eclipse draws nearer, participants at Mount Airy Museum’s viewing event adjust their viewing boxes to get a better look. Bill Colvard | The News

Emma Edwards, age 5, (pictured center front) and her mom, Laura Edwards (behind Emma) gaze at the eclipse. Emma said of the eclipse, “It was like awesome.”
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2813.jpgEmma Edwards, age 5, (pictured center front) and her mom, Laura Edwards (behind Emma) gaze at the eclipse. Emma said of the eclipse, “It was like awesome.” Bill Colvard | The News

Will Surratt, center, attempts to get a glimpse of the eclipse.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2808.jpgWill Surratt, center, attempts to get a glimpse of the eclipse. Bill Colvard | The News

All action is skyward.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_2805.jpgAll action is skyward. Bill Colvard | The News
‘It was like aweome’ — Emma Edwards, 5

By Bill Colvard

bcolvard@MtAiryNews.com

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