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8B Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VIEW. from page 1B surface are, the larger the sun's projected image will be. But if you don't come across a long box, you can still make a projector with two pieces of cardboard. Cut a hole in one piece of cardboard, cover it with alumDum foil, and poke a tiny hole in the foil. Tape a piece of white paper to the other piece of cardboard. Put the white piece on the ground, and position the pin- hole piece above it until you see the bright white circle appear. Reach as high as possible to maximize the effect. And if you are caught without a projector May 20, simply find a shade tree. Sit underneath, and look around you. The sun shining through small gaps be- tween the leaves will create hundreds of pinhole effects, and every white circle will show the moon's shadow progress. At the height of the annular eclipse, you'll be surrounded by bright rings of light. For more information, and instructional photos, visit exploratorium.edu/eclipse/ how.html. Stonehenge and eclipses Stonehenge's construction and purpose are shrouded in the mists and mysteries of time, but among the many speculations about its creation, some experts believe it to have been an astro- nomical calendar-- at least in part. For the most part, its purposes can only be known through educated guesswork, developed through years of study. Evidence indicates the massive stone circle in Wiltshire County, England, had ceremonial significance for its builders and the area's inhabitants. Some archaeoastronomers believe the stones were used to mark the summer and winter solstices and predict astro- nomical events. In the 1960s, Gerald Hawkins used a computer to examine the alignment between features of the monument and the positions of the sun, moon, stars and planets. He found significant correlations, though other scientists have criticized his conclusions. One of Hawkins' findings postulated that 56 evenly spaced holes discovered by John Aubrey in the mid-1600s were lunar eclipse predictors. By moving markers between the holes, he theorized, ancient people were using Stonehenge as a "Neolithic computer" to determine when cosmic bodies would align. EVENTS, from page 1B North America. The planet will be seen as a tiny black speck moving across the face of the sun--- don't forget to use so- lar viewing glasses! A pinhole ' projector will also work, but the phenomenon will not be nearly as easy to see as the eclipse. Lassen Volcanic National Park will have solar scopes available. The "Dark Sky Festival" at Lassen Volcanic National Park Aug. 10- 13 includes astronomy-themed hikes, workshops, activities, guest speakers, stargazing and a junior ranger program. The stunning Perseid meteor shower will peak during the nights of Aug. 12 and 13, little dimmed by the crescent moon. The best show will be in the wee hours of the morning. Planning a cruise? A total solar eclipse in which the shadow of the moon will completely cover the face of the sun -- will occur Nov. 13. But it will only be visible from northern Australia and the South Pacific. The next eclipse visible from North America, another total solar eclipse, falls on Aug. 21, 2017, in a band stretching diagonally from Oregon to North Carolina. BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTI]RY WINDOW CLEANING TONY'S WINDOW CLEANING SERVICE • For000000!00Clean Windows and • Screens that Shine • Serving the community 8 years for more than Serving residential commercial and new construction customers throughout Plumas County "Put a new shine on life" Contact Tony at 283-0180 or 927-8547 toekneeringo@yahoo.com SSO WALLPAPERING TREE SERVICE TRAVEL AGENCY TAX PREPARATION STORAGE The Paper Dolls * Over 20 years experience in & around Plumas County • Wallpaper Removal • Free Estimates 530-832-1801 thepaperdolls@sbcglobal.net P.O. 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