By Tim Kowols
The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society hopes Monday’s eclipse keeps people looking to the skies. Cars were lined up on area streets near the organization’s Stonecipher Astronomy Center and Leif Everson Observatory as hundreds stopped to view the first total solar eclipse to unfold completely in the United States in a century. Academic Coordinator Jim Maki hopes this is the start of more people taking an interest in the hobby.
Approximately 75 percent of the sun was blocked by the moon when the eclipse hit its peak in Door County at approximately 1:16 p.m. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society hosts monthly meetings and viewings at its location on Utah Street and is currently planning a special event to celebrate Astronomy Day.