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Eyes to the sky: County embraces eclipse event

Posted: August 21, 2017 - 6:54pm  |  Updated: August 21, 2017 - 6:58pm
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Renee, Gaby and Alex Ginn get a first look at the solar eclipse during the Viewing Party at the Lady A Amphitheater in Evans.   ABBIGAIL LENNON/STAFF
ABBIGAIL LENNON/STAFF
Renee, Gaby and Alex Ginn get a first look at the solar eclipse during the Viewing Party at the Lady A Amphitheater in Evans.

After a week of practicing eye safety and learning about the eclipse, students, parents and faculty were in and out of classrooms watching the eclipse at Euchee Creek Elementary School in Columbia County.

At the front of the school, fourth grade math and science teacher Jennifer Douglass discussed different observations students were picking out during their class' time lapse experiment.

"It's been amazing. Last week we learned all about how the Eearth and the moon move. This week, we were ready. We had this time lapse project, we came out at 1:11 and then we came out at 1:15 and we were recording it inside on charts," Douglass said. "We saw the crescents through the shadow of the tree which is something we researched and knew to look for. So we are just excited, this is just neat."

A viewing party at the Lade A Amphitheater, which offered free eclipse glasses to the first 200 people, brought Latoiya Bates and her 6-year-old son Leland Bates.

"I'm just glad that my son, who is 6, will get the opportunity to see it and me I am 42, so I am glad that I will get to see it because I think the next one that passes from the west coast to the east coast, we're not going to be here," Latoiya Bates said.

The pair were decked out with eclipse glasses and their own T-shirts they hand-made the night before.

 

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