Sun Moon Earth: Solar Eclipses from Omens to Awe

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Date(s) - Fri, Nov 3, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Eclipses of Sun and Moon have been the subject of omens and awe throughout human history. We’ve told stories of why they happen and when they occur that over time have allowed us to predict them with amazing accuracy. The moments of brief beauty that are a hallmark of total solar eclipses have allowed us to measure our world, and understand the nature of others. In this tradition we continue to study and be amazed by their occurrence and this year the Great North American Eclipse will be no different.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Nordgren is a professional astronomer and artist. He earned a Ph.D. in astronomy from Cornell University and a B.A. in physics from Reed College. He is a former professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Redlands in California and has worked as an astronomer at both the U.S. Naval Observatory and Lowell Observatory. For over a decade, he has worked with the National Park Service to turn the national parks into the single largest source for public science and astronomy education in the world. Dr. Nordgren is the author of Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets.

Sun Moon Earth: Solar Eclipses from Omens to Awe