The first contact I got with come
children was by walking through Willemstad some days before the eclipse. From time to time
I saw a group of children talking to some tourists, as you see it on the
After some minutes I met a group myself and they
immediately asked me, if I want to buy a button. The price should be 2 Dollars. Well,
actually I was not interested. I asked the children, if they are going to see the eclipse.
"What a stupid question!", you may think. The answer was
surprising: "Yes, in TV."
They told me that they do not have filters and that watching the eclipse without should be
"Do you want to have a button?"
The group which should watch
the eclipse on TV.
I started looking
for some of the cheap foil, which I used for observing
(see "Eclipse"), but
I didn't have anything with me. So I explained them how they can
use the reflection from a glass-plate. I unscrewed
the filter of my camera and demonstrated the effect.
My suggestion was to use a picture from home. I said them, they should really look live
to the eclipse and not on TV.
In the end they gave me the button for free. Thanks!