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The Exploratium Covers Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage

For the fifth time, the Exploratorium is providing live webcast coverage of a total solar ecplipse by sending their special team to a remote area of northwestern China near the Mongolian border (see details on how they broadcast an eclipse). This will take place Friday, August 1, 2008.

Exploratorium poster
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You can watch the webcast live on the event web site or go and see the eclipse coverage live in Second Life at Exploratorium Island (86, 141, 32) where there will be a viewing party, complete with interactive exhibits and music. The live video stream will also be available at other locations in Second Life, including the SciLands Skyditorium, the Pi Day Theater at the Sploland sim, the Science School sim, and the Spindrift sim. For teleport links, see

Okay now for the bad news for those in the USA... the time of the totality of eclipse is 4:09 AM Pacific time! Stay up late or set your alarm clocks!