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Lecture: Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep eastward across the western United States. Along the narrow eclipse path, night will fall, birds will go to roost, stars will appear, and the glorious one million-degree solar corona will blossom overhead. This, and the eclipse of 2045, will be the only total solar eclipses visible on the west coast in the 21st Century.

Dr. Bruce Weaver, Director of the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, will explain the incredible coincidences that makes solar eclipses possible and unique in our solar system. The class will include detailed instructions on how to safely observe an eclipse, what to look for, and how to make the most of this heavenly spectacular. He has led solar eclipse tours to the Caribbean, the Pacific Coast of Mexico, the Mediterranean, and China. 

Admission is $5 and free for Museum members.