Solar Eclipse viewing event

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Come and join the RAS and the Baker Street Irregular Astronomers (BSIA) to view the partial solar eclipse on the 20th March 2015. Arrive on the day before 1st contact (8.25am), watch the eclipse through an 85% 'totality' phase (max. at approx. 9.31am) and stay until 4th contact (10.40am).There will be a range of hydrogen alpha scopes to reveal the sun's broiling atmosphere, the filaments and solar prominences; white light filters that show the sunspots on the surface of the sun and dark solar eyeglasses for visual observing. We will have some eclipse viewers to give out as well! Everybody is welcome to join us and the event is completely free.You are allowed to bring your own solar viewing equipment but you are more than welcome to simply use ours if you don't have any of your own. We're holding it at Smokehouse BBQ & Grill in Regent's Park so breakfasts, refreshments and toilet facilities will be available. The nearest tube stations are Regent's Park, Great Portland Street and Mornington Crescent. Nearby parking is available on Inner Circle and Chester Road (free until 9am). We don't ask people to sign up or notify us of their attendance but if you want to join our email list in case of cancellation please email We will email our mailing list and put notices out on Twitter and Facebook beforehand that the event will go ahead if it's cloudy (in the hope of clear spells) but it will be cancelled if it's raining.