Category Archives : Education

Seattle Astronomy Podcast about The Big Eclipse

Orbit Oregon founder, Elaine Cuyler, was interviewed for a podcast by host Greg Scheiderer of Seattle Astronomy. In the podcast, Elaine explains her inspiration for the book, and how she and author Nancy Coffelt are working together to bring science learning to kids. Thanks for the interview, Greg! PS Love…

Eclipse cookies on Pinterest

On December 1, 2016, Posted by , In Education, With No Comments

We eclipse chasers love space-themed cookies, cakes, even galactically cool ice cream! So, we started The Big Eclipse Kitchen Pinterest board to share recipes and ideas.

Travel to Oregon for the 2017 Eclipse

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In Education, By ,, , With No Comments

If you’re planning a family vacation to see the 2017 total solar eclipse next summer, you might consider visiting Oregon, home of The Big Eclipse author, Nancy Coffelt! Oregon was named by USA Today as one of the top places to view the eclipse. Many Oregon towns are hosting eclipse…

Take a tour to totality!

On October 10, 2016, Posted by , In Eclipse education,Education, By , , With No Comments

Orbit Oregon is based in … drumroll, please! … Portland, Oregon. We just learned Portland Community College instructor Toby Dittrich will be leading a tour around the Northwest in August 2017 with the total solar eclipse as the main event! Folks on the tour will see scenic highlights of Oregon including the…

NASA’s New Web Site: One-stop Eclipse Shopping!

On August 29, 2016, Posted by , In Education, With No Comments

Just in time for the new school year, the sun scientists at NASA/Goddard have launched a fact-filled web site about the 2017 total solar eclipse. There’s just about everything you need to know – why eclipses are important for science, how to watch the eclipse safely (whether or not you’re…