My science Field trip

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As those of you who followed the Eclipse thread likely know, I went to Lincoln City OR to catch the solar eclipse. We arrived early Sunday and just got home today. Having some time to kill, we expanded the trip to beyond just the Eclipse.
First stop was a used bookstore, where I found this book Entitled Progess in Science copyright 1945
This is the table of contents:
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a ecletic collections of science subjects.

We then stopped in a a shop that sold Minerals, Fossils etc.
If had $15,000 to spare, I could have dropped it on this collection of trilobites and starfish.
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which adds paleontology to the science subjects.

Also while there I had my eye on this meteorite, which my wife decided to buy me for my birthday (she let me take a picture of it, but I don't get to take possession for a few days yet.)
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So this adds meteoretics to the list

We woke the next morning to fog, which threatened to block our view of the Sun, but with the help of a friendly stranger, were point to a spot just a short distance away that was clear. Such is the way of coastal fog, socked in here, and clear a short distance away this picture is from later in the day, when it was clear, but fog was still hugging some of the hills:
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Thus was our lesson in meteorology.

Of course, the main feature of the trip was astronomy and the eclipse which I was able to capture with my camera.
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The following day, we explored a bit of the coast, saw some sea lions basking on a sand bar
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And even spotted a Grey whale off the coast.
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At one point, it breached about 20 yards out and about 60 yards from our viewpoint.
So I was even able to get a bit of marine biology in.
All in all, a full 2 days.
 

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That is exactly how science is meant to be and if only schools and parents presented it to our kids in that way.
 
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I give your "field trip" 1000 out of 10 stars.

ps. From my "side of the road" encounters, I'd say many people around the country had similar experiences.
 
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We then stopped in a a shop that sold Minerals, Fossils etc.
If had $15,000 to spare, I could have dropped it on this collection of trilobites and starfish.

seriously impressive !

So this adds meteoretics to the list

I'm assuming from that, it's your first meteorite ?
hopefully it comes with a full authenticity and fall location note
you will be hooked and more will be to come, "one cannot have just one meteorite" :wink:
my collection of them continues to grow

Of course, the main feature of the trip was astronomy and the eclipse which I was able to capture with my camera.

spot on ... well done

looks like an all round awesome trip :smile:
 
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I really did enjoy reading that.
 
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seriously impressive !



I'm assuming from that, it's your first meteorite ?
hopefully it comes with a full authenticity and fall location note
yes to both questions.
you will be hooked and more will be to come, "one cannot have just one meteorite" :wink:
my collection of them continues to grow
We'll see :rolleyes:
spot on ... well done
Thanks. As I've mentioned elsewhere, this was my second chance to get an eclipse photo after being clouded out in '79.
looks like an all round awesome trip :smile:
It was. The traffic and crowds, despite prognostications of otherwise, were reasonable, at least where we were. And, except for our initial worry with the fog, stress free and fun.
 

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