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2017 Eclipse @ Alton
2017 Eclipse @ Alton
Amanda Watts
Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Yesterday Alton middle school and high school students started a day with an assembly that explained the eclipse phenomena we were about to experience in our area. After the assembly all the students had the opportunity to view the 3 phases of the solar eclipse as it happened through out the day. Although it might not have been as dramatic as some had anticipated it was truly a great experience. All the students sat on the lawn in awe as phase 2 began. We were able to feel the temperature drop, the sunlight begin to dim and even hear evening creatures. We want to give a big thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Fischer who purchased filtered telescopes that allowed our students to get a closer look at the sun as the moon passed it and a big thank you to all the faculty and staff that were flexible and worked together to make this rare event such a success.