Welcome to the Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers. Our club is a NON-PROFIT organization in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and we are registered in the state of Missouri as a non-profit organization. We serve the East Central Missouri area through astronomy education and observing sessions. Please explore the menu links at the left for more information about astronomy and EMDSO.
Our next business meeting will be held Oct 13, 2023, at a location near New Haven. We will have public observing at Big Blue on 10/13, 10/20 and 10/21. Contact Rick via email: rschwent at centurytel dot net (standard email format no spaces) OR Dennis: borgmandl at cs dot com for more information.
Our next ECC public observing for 2023 will be Saturday, Oct 14. We will be meeting in the parking lot near the sand volleyball court.
NOTE HERE IF OBSERVING CANCELED:
If it is very cloudy or raining observing will be canceled.
2023 ECLIPSE INFO: An annular solar eclipse will happen October 14, 2023 for 8 western states from Oregon to Texas. Eastern Missouri will see only about 55% of the sun eclipsed my the moon and it will not be annular. Time for Missouri is around 10:30 am CDT. Eclipse glasses are required for safe viewing and are for sale for $2 through EMDSO.
2024 SOLAR ECLIPSE INFO: The eclipse path will enter the US a little southwest of San Antonio Texas and will exit the US in Houlton Maine. This eclipse will allow viewing of around 90% of totality in the MO Cities of Washington, Union, Herman and New Haven. Totality will occur in Cape Girdeau, Missouri and Carbondale IL.
SOLAR VIEWING GLASSES
EMDSO now sells the Solar viewing glasses for the upcoming solar eclipses. These are CE certified EN160/1992 and meet the requirements for (ISO 12312-2:2015). Each pair of glasses has all certifications printed on them. All proceeds go to support astronomy education in the communities of Franklin, Warren and surrounding Counties in Missouri. Our prices are shown below:
Although all our members can sell eclipse glasses (goggles) we have listed below several who are set up to handle sales over the phone.
We accept PayPal, cash and credit cards as indicated.
If we can deliver the glasses in person there will be no charge for shipping. If the buyer is out of our area, we will ship them, and add a nominal shipping charge to the bill.
We will be offering glasses for sale at all our public telescope viewing sessions.
EMDSO Eclipse Glasses Prices and sales contacts Eclipse Glasses Prices and sales contacts
ECLIPSE INFO: Understanding Eclipses 2023 mp4 video presentation
Note: You will view the mp4 video via your browser.