Inspired by TIEcon2012, I saw a business opportunity and made a hole bunch of money selling pinholes for $5 each (cards not included).
The atmosphere was festive, most people happily sharing their viewers and explaining the construction to others. My 7' long cardboard box, which could have housed a family of four squatters in Mumbai, drew a surprising lot of attention! Here are a few pictures, not very good ones, but perhaps some of the people who I met there will send me copies. Maya and Elsa don't appear in any of the photos because they took full advantage of their unstructured learning opportunity and with their new friends Rukmini and Ila ran around the crowd with their welders' glass and solar viewing glasses.
|Woman with eclipses on her face through her straw hat.|
|View in my pinhole camera, a few minutes after the start|
|A telescopic projector in which you could see the sunspots.|
|Photo through #10 welders' glass|
|My telescope projector. Is that a cloud in the sky?|
|There were expressions of disappointment all around, but look at how beautiful the cloud is!|
|15 minutes before maximum.|
|The cloud moved aside just in time.|