Eclipse Across America: What it Takes to Get What We See

  • 20 Jun 2017
  • 7:30 AM
  • Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV

This morning's speaker is Dr. Jason Best, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Shepherd University, who will speak on Eclipse Across America: What it Takes to Get What We See. In August, people across the U. S. will have the opportunity to directly view a total eclipse of the Sun.  This rare event is one of the numerous astronomical phenomena that have captured humanity's imagination throughout history.  Dr. Best will discuss why eclipses happen, how to see them, and what they can teach us about the universe.

Dr. Best earned a B. S. in astronomy & astrophysics from Indiana University, & a PhD in astronomy & astrophysics from The Pennsylvania State University.  His research focuses on the study of galactic evolution & the large-scale structure of the universe.  Dr. Best currently oversees the operations of the Shepherd University Observatory.  He is a former president of the West Virginia Academy of Science, and a grantee of the National Science Foundation.

Shepherdstown Rotary Club #24552, District  7350, established 1987.
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