Eclipse workshop planned for educators

WINNSBORO- A free eclipse workshop will be available to educators, Sunday School teachers, Scout leaders and other community leaders to help them know better how to engage students before, during and after the event. Davidson College Astrophysicist Dr. Kristen Thompson, as part of The Sun, The Moon and You series will conduct the workshop which will be held from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Aug.5 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, in Winnsboro.

Aside from teaching interactive strategies, Thompson will give instructions on basic eclipse science, eclipse safety precautions, the construction of models and demonstrations. Participants will receive solar viewing classes for their students so that they may watch the eclipse in safety.

To reserve a place fill out the registration form at www.kristenlthompson.com or call the Museum at 635-9811, before July 21. Space is limited to only 15 participants.

Leading up to the eclipse on Aug. 21, Fairfield County Museum will also sponsor other eclipse events, including to an astronomy exhibit open from now until Nov.10, and a “Sun and the Coming Eclipse” public lecture will be given at 7 p.m. on Aug.20 at the Christ Central Community Center in Winnsboro.