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Science On Tap – Preparing for the eclipse

Jul 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196

Event Description

This event is suitable for all ages.

On August 21, a full solar eclipse will pass over much of the United States. The last such eclipse was in February of 1979 and the next one won’t be until October 2023. What makes these celestial transits special is an opportunity to view the sun’s corona (or its extensive low-density atmosphere) when it is visible. It is only during a total solar eclipse that such investigation is possible. Join Galen Gisler, a Lab scientist with our XTD Integrated Design & Assessment group, to learn more about the upcoming eclipse and efforts being made across the country to study it through the Citizen CATE [Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse] Experiment in conjunction with the National Solar Observatory.
It’s a rare opportunity indeed.
A short presentation will be followed by questions and lively discussion. The event is open to those of all ages.
Join us on Thursday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked here in Los Alamos.