“Because they are in pretty remote locations, we wanted to make sure they had the footage to watch,” said Julie Bolduc-Duval, executive director of Discover the Universe.
Dr. Reid added, “We’re in a situation in this pandemic where everyone is forced to stay home, but it actually helped bring everyone together on this one thing.”
Sudbury, Ontario is outside the annex but will still experience an 85 percent solar eclipse. Olathe MacIntyre, a research fellow at Space Place and the planetarium of the Science North Museum there, plans to contribute to one Live stream of the solar eclipse on Thursday.
“It’s something we can share separately,” said Dr. MacIntyre.
– Becky Ferreira
Preparing for the solar eclipse in Greenland and Russia.
Pat Smith works in Greenland for Polar Field Services, a National Science Foundation company that helps scientists and others plan expeditions to remote parts of the Arctic. Mr. Smith plans to observe the solar eclipse at a location near Thule Air Base, the northernmost American military base about 700 miles from the Arctic Circle.
The location, North Mountain, is within the path of the annular solar eclipse, which will last nearly four minutes there, and visibility conditions are expected to be clear. Mr. Smith plans to take photos during the event.
In Russia, the solar eclipse will only be fully visible in some of the most remote regions of the vast country to the east, closer to Alaska than Moscow.
Nevertheless, the Moscow Planetarium is planning to set up telescopes that will allow residents of the capital to experience the event, even though the sun is only supposed to be covered by about 15 percent.