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Date:
August 14, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Tolzman Community Room
Address:
11345 N. Cedarburg Road
Mequon, WI 53092

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Return of the Corona: The Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

Monday, August 14

A total solar eclipse has not been visible from the continental United States since February of 1979, so for nearly 40 years, eclipse chasers of the US have had to go abroad to witness these spectacular events. That changes on August 21 this year when the Moon's shadow will streak across the countryside from Oregon to South Carolina. This presentation will explain why we have eclipses of various sorts, why some of them seem so rare, and what we can expect from this one. The talk will also cover safe methods of observing the eclipse and what viewers in Wisconsin should expect.

Jim Lattis holds a Ph.D. in History of Science from UW-Madison and is the author of many publications in that field; he helped create UW Space Place, the outreach and public education center of the UW-Madison Astronomy Dept. and has directed it since its founding; he manages historic Washburn Observatory; he teaches introductory astronomy courses, gives frequent public talks and media interviews (twice on National Public Radio), and has led many trips focused on astronomical tourism.