Cosmic Musings Lecture - See the Sun and Moon Align with You
April 3rd, 2017 7:30pm
Cosmic Musings Lectures Presented by United Airlines.
ON AUGUST 21, 2017, every single man, woman, and child in America will see the Sun and Moon align to form a rare solar eclipse. For the first time in 38 years, the alignment will be perfect as viewed from the continental U.S. Come hear DR. TYLER NORDGREN, author of the new book Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets, prepare you for what is to come, how to successfully see it, and how by sharing in this unique experience we join the broad tapestry of history that has allowed us to better understand the universe around us.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets (book cover, credit: Basic Books) | Guest Speaker: Dr. Nordgren | Illustration from book (credit: Tyler Nordgren) | Solar eclipse path illustration from book (credit Michael Zeiler at GreatAmericanEclipse.com)
DR. NORDGREN is an astronomer at the University of Redlands with a Ph.D. in astronomy from Cornell University. He has published papers on dark matter and stellar pulsations as well as worked with NASA and The Planetary Society on three sundials currently sitting on Mars as calibration targets. He is a current member of the American Astronomical Society task force preparing for the 2017 "All-American" total solar eclipse.
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