Baily’s Beads are the highest points of light that appear around the edge of the moon at the solar eclipse.
The beads are created by sunlight passing through the moon’s valleys. The last bead is the brightest, resembling a diamond on a brilliant ring. This phenomenon lasts but a few spectacular moments.
Baily’s Beads accepts original pieces from students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University of Pittburgh at Bradford and from members of our local community. We seek work that reflects our community, culture, or current events in a distinctive and inventive way.