Astro Night – November 3

Fri, November 04, 2016



Attention: In anticipation of a very large turn out for this lecture, tickets to reserve seats are highly recommended.  Click here to sign up and reserve yours now!

Doors: 6:15pm

Talk: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

*Stargazing: 7:30pm – 9:00pm 

Title: "The Glorious All-American Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017!"

Abstract:  A total solar eclipse, when the Moon fully covers the bright disk of the Sun and reveals its breathtaking corona, is one of nature’s most magnificent spectacles – truly an awe-inspiring experience that moves some people to tears. On August 21, 2017, for the first time in 38 years, the very narrow path of a total solar eclipse falls on the continental United States.  Come learn about total solar eclipses and how to view this one!

Bio:  Alex Filippenko, an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, is one of the world's most highly cited astronomers and the recipient of numerous prizes for his scientific research. He was the only person to have been a member of both teams that revealed the Nobel-worthy accelerating expansion of the Universe. Voted by students as “Best Professor” on campus a record 9 times, he was also named the National Professor of the Year in 2006. He appears in numerous TV documentaries and is addicted to observing total solar eclipses throughout the globe (15 so far).


*NOTE*: Stargazing is dependent on weather conditions; lectures will always occur as scheduled. For more information please visit the Astro Night event page.