Resources for Educators include classroom activities and PowerPoint presentations. they have been designed to assist educators with meaningful and interesting exercises for students, all in areas related to eclipse science and mathematics.
Eclipse Photography provides an introduction to the equipment and techniques used to photograph a solar eclipse.

Classroom Activities

The classroom activities listed here were developed by a working group of the Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ) and the Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ) to assist teachers in preparation for the solar eclipse of 14 November 2012, which was a total...


Photographing a solar eclipse depends very much on what equipment you have and what you want to photograph. Ideally, you will need a camera with manual settings and a special solar filter, but memorable images can be obtained using a “point and shoot” automatic camera or a smartphone.


Term Description
annular eclipse a solar eclipse that occurs when the apparent size of the Moon is not large enough to completely cover the Sun. A thin ring of very bright sunlight remains around the black disk of th...



Never look directly at the bright surface of the Sun without suitable eye protection as permanent eye damage may result. This applies at any time and especially during the partial phases of a solar eclipse.

Learn about eye safety

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