John O'Neal, North Carolina Stargazer







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The Great American Total Solar Eclipse at Camp SOLARACTIVITY Video

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse of August 21st, 2017 at Camp SOLARACTIVITY in Smiths Ferry, Idaho, with SOLARACTIVITY Founders, Pamela & Randy Shivak and Dorothy & John O'Neal.

We tent camped at the Grace Chapel Church Camp for four days and passed out literature and safe solar eclipse glasses and showed fellow eclipse goers our scopes during the night and day.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Pastor Josh, his peeps and the community of Smiths Ferry for hosting this event and for showing us a great time.

The Barringer Meteor Crater Video

In the mid 1950's a Black River Astronomical Society made several visits to Arizone and collected meteor fragments at the Barringer Meteor Crater. When he passed his family donated part of his collection to the Black River Astronomical Society. Meanwhile, another founding father, Louis J. Rick made a movie about the Meteor Crater. The movie was subsequently lost, but the soundtrack was turned up many decades later and the audio was used to make this video,.

The March 29th, 2011 International Space Station Solar Transit Movie

In the summer of 2011 CALSKY predicted a transit of the ISS across the face of the Sun in our location. I had set it's parameters to search within 50 miles and months had gone by, when I received the email showing this particular pass. 

I plotted it out on the map and realized the transit would cross the very spot at Sandy Ridge Metropark where we setup a few times a year to do public outreach. I sent an email out to the guys and we all converged at the appropriate date and time. 

This is our story.....

Oct 23 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse Movie

Here's the video of our October 23rd, 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse Expedition at Ramsey Creek, in Cornelius, North Carolina. Thanks to Officer Smith (Smitty) for helping me locate a park with electric and allowing me to setup by their patrol station. As a way of thanks I gave him and each of the Officers on duty a pair of Solar Glasses, so they could pull over while on patrol and observe the Eclipse safely. Many others stopped by during the day as I was imaging and I had discussions about safely viewing the eclipse with each of them, as well as providing them with Solar Glasses. One couple stayed and observed the eclipse with us. I'm so glad they did because Chris was actually who saw the two transits on the monitor and pointed them out to me. I might have missed them otherwise!!!

My Transit of Venus 2012 Movie

The 2012 Transit of Venus from Lakeview Park in Lorain, Ohio.

Comet Panstarrs Movie

A quick little movie showing Comet Panstarrs as it appeared to us on March 22-23, 2013.

Skyshed POD PZT Table Video

John O'Neal demonstrates how to remove and replace the Dome on his Skyshed POD.

The Black River Astronomical Society hosts Pamela Shivak's very first INTERNATIONAL SUNday at Lakeview Park 

Join members of the Black River Astronomical Society as they host an INTERNATIONAL SUNday event at Lakeview Park in Lorain, Ohio.

The BRAS was only one of many thousands of participants around the world celebrating Pamela Shivak's  ISD. 

Come see the world's largest Sundial, built for this event and displayed prominently on the beach. 

The Past, Present and Future of the Parker Solar Probe 
The fine folks at GTCC recorded my Parker Solar Probe at Tri-Star 2019