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For over 45 years, Ken-A-Vision has maintained it's leadership role in developing and manufacturing quality products for the education industry. In the same fashion, Microsoft has launched a tremendous effort to assist educators throughout the world with their Encarta and Schoolhouse projects. The cooperative efforts of these two great companies has created opportunities never before imagined.

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On Thursday, 1998 February 26, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses the Western Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the Pacific, continues through northern South America and the Caribbean Sea, and ends at sunset off the Atlantic coast of Africa. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes parts of the United States and eastern Canada, Mexico, Central America and the northern half of South America.

The Microsoft Encarta Eclipse '98 project was developed and is directed by Mr. David Trowbridge.

He has recently stationed himself on the small island of Antigua with his Celestron Telescope, our Video Flex model 2100 and his laptop computer. David, along with a team of many other professional Astronomers, the NASA/GODDARD Space Flight Center, Educators and student volunteers, will be capturing images of the up-coming solar eclipse. These images will be transmitted through satellite and Internet access to participating schools throughout the world.

Teachers will utilize lesson plans which David has created and made available through the Internet on the Microsoft Encarta Schoolhouse WEB site.

View some incredible digital photos captured
with the Video Flex
® and Celestron Telescope


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