• Total Solar Eclipses -- History and Science

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    Name: Total Solar Eclipses -- History and Science
    Date: August 17, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    This August a rare, once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event will take place: a total Solar Eclipse - the first since 1979!  Although Elkhorn isn’t in an area that will see a 100% eclipse, we will still be able to enjoy the sun covered by about 88% of the moon, so it should still be very spectacular.
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     educators Ed Sadler and  Frank Mills from Yerkes Observatory will give a fascinating talk on eclipses throughout human history, the science behind a total eclipse, and how best to observe one safely. We’ll also be giving out special eclipse-viewing glasses,   generously donated by a grant from the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, for you to take with you. Then be sure to join us on the 21st to view the eclipse!

    Location:
    Matheson Memorial Library
    Contact Information:
    Chad Robinson
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