Monday, May 28, 2012

Prof. Iadevaia's Fun Flight

Sometimes even a professor has to have some fun! Here is a short video from around the 'hood. Toward the rising Sun is Sabino the north are the Santa Catalina the south, in the distance, is Mount Wrightson and Mount Hopkins, home of the MMT telescope.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Prof. Iadevaia and Annular Eclipse 20 May 2012

Prof. Iadevaia and Linda Proctor, take you on expedition to SP Crater near Flagstaff, AZ to view the 20 May 2012 annular solar eclipse. Using various cameras, telescope and appropriate filters they document the eclipse in video as well as still images. SP Crater is a cinder cone volcano about 7 miles in from highway 89. The eclipse was annular for about 2m13s. The approximate GPS coordinates for the observing site was 35.5762N and 111.571W. One experiment was not performed because of high winds. The HD video camera was not flown.It was a successful expedition and Linda, once again was a valuable assistant and photographer.