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Thronateeska to host Science Saturday to make pinhole projectors

A pinhole projector is a way to view the solar eclipse safely (Source: WALB) A pinhole projector is a way to view the solar eclipse safely (Source: WALB)
Solar eclipse glasses are hard to find (Source: WALB) Solar eclipse glasses are hard to find (Source: WALB)
Thronateeska will hand out viewing cards during their eclipse viewing party Monday (Source: WALB) Thronateeska will hand out viewing cards during their eclipse viewing party Monday (Source: WALB)
Tape and scissors are needed for the pinhole projector (Source: WALB) Tape and scissors are needed for the pinhole projector (Source: WALB)
You can use any type of box to make a pinhole projector (Source: WALB) You can use any type of box to make a pinhole projector (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With the great American solar eclipse just a few days away, special viewing glasses can be hard to find, but there are still ways to view Monday's eclipse safely.

Thronateeska Science Museum is hosting a Science Saturday to show people how to create a pinhole projector.

To make one, people need just a few commonly found household supplies, including:

  • A thumbtack
  • A box
  • A piece of white paper
  • Small piece of aluminum foil
  • Tape
  • Scissors

People can use the pinhole projector by putting their back to the sun to allow the sun go through the pinhole.

Look through the other hole of the box, and people can watch the sun's shadow projected on the paper.

Thronateeska will host a Science Saturday to guide people through making the pinhole projector. Supplies will be provided, but people are encouraged to bring their own box. It will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $3.50 for non-members, and free for members.

On Monday, the museum will host a solar eclipse viewing party. There will be a specially-filtered solar telescope for people to safely view the sun up close. An astronomer will also be on hand to answer questions and teach people through sun-related activities.

For everything you need to know about the upcoming eclipse, including safety tips, click here.

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