May 2012


Wow!  We have been inundated with requests for eclipse glasses so I know many of us will be watching and enjoying this rare phenomena.  We are completely out of glasses.  Thanks for joining in!  I called my contact at the UC Davis Geology club (that would be our fabulous, amazing daughter!) and she said TODAY ONLY there are a few pairs left available to purchase at the UC Davis Geology building.  Here is a bit more info that she sent me:

Professor Howard Spero is selling Solar Eclipse Glasses (about 1000 pairs) at the front desk (Ask for Val) in the Geology Department Office in the Earth and Physical Sciences Building on campus.  Office is Located next to the arboretum (and in the shadow of the campus water tower). There is 30 min street parking, but you can also park with a visitors day pass at a visitor parking lot.  Business hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST), Monday through Friday; phone:             (530) 752-0350      ; FAX: (530) 752-0951

$2 for 1 pair, $5 for 3 pairs, bulk orders available

This is the map to the building:

https://www.geology.ucdavis.edu/department/GELmap/

This is what the building looks like:

http://daviswiki.org/Earth_and_Physical_Sciences_building

For more information about the eclipse on Sunday:

The eclipse is on Sunday 5/20.

For additional information you might find interesting. Go to:

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012May20Agoogle.html
and enlarge the map so you can see the path of the eclipse.  You will see the partial eclipse from all over northern California. Within the path, you can see the moon centered in the sun so that you get a ring of fire around the moon during maximum eclipse.

Also information about the Transit of Venus:

http://www.transitofvenus.org/june2012/where-to-be

Good Luck  and good viewing.  Please send any great photos or experiences you have with the eclipse.

California Annular Eclipse May 20, 2012Outback Solutions is excited to be working with The Geology Club at UC Davis to provide a fun bonus for our readers and clients!! We have procured special viewing glasses that will allow you to view the upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse without frying your eyes.

“What eclipse?”

Good question.   Here is all the information you will need to learn about the eclipse; discover the best viewing sites (Chico or  Truckee sound the most fun to us); and learn lots of other cool NASA stuff:  Click Here to visit NASA.

Grab the car, a picnic and these glasses and get ready for some fun. On Sunday May 20, 2012 at approximately 6:30 pm PDT there will be an Annular Solar Eclipse visible right here in California.

We at Outback Solutions like to think OUTBACK the box and decided to give away these viewing glasses to the first 100 who ask for them. It is that simple.

“How do I get my glasses?”

Send us a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below and we will pop them in the mail asap:

Outback Eclipse Glasses
815 El Chorro Way
Sacramento, CA 95864

Send us your photos so we can post them here. This is the new Super Hero look for the fashion season. Consider wearing them to a viewing of “The Avengers” for fun. (Psssst: You won’t be able to see a thing, they are for viewing the sun so you really can’t see out of them at all UNLESS you are looking at the sun)

Have fun viewing the eclipse and let us know of your experiences!