An Evening with Phil Plait
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
Astronomer and science blogger Phil Plait will discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse in his talk, "When the Moon Eats the Sun: The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017."
On August 21, 2017, there will be magic in the sky: a total solar eclipse, the first one visible in the United States since 1979! These rare and amazing events are among the most beautiful of all astronomical phenomena, and their impact on humanity has a rich and fascinating history. Yet they are also saddled with many misconceptions and fears Can you go blind watching one? Do they emit
harmful radiation? Astronomer and author Phil Plait provides the truth about eclipses in a humorous and engaging way, featuring the latest scientific photographs, and will show you how you too can watch this spectacular display of cosmic synchronicity.
Phil Plait wrote and hosted the YouTube series Crash Course Astronomy, is the head science writer of Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, and has appeared as a talking head on numerous Discovery Channel programs. He writes the Bad Astronomy blog where he covers the entire universe: real science, astronomy, space exploration, and the politics of science.
» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
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