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Navigating the Total Solar Eclipse: A comprehensive guide to eclipse science, safety, and beyond

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 26, 2024
Navigating the Total Solar Eclipse: A comprehensive guide to eclipse science, safety, and beyond

Preparations are in full swing across the country for the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th. This rare celestial event occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking out the sun’s light. While the concept is simple, the experience of witnessing a total solar eclipse can be awe-inspiring and mysterious. Mark Breen, the planetarium director at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, emphasizes the rarity of such an event, as very few people ever have the chance to see one.

This year’s eclipse is particularly unique as it will pass over many American cities, allowing more people than ever before to witness it. David Hockey, a professor of astronomy at the University of Northern Iowa, highlights the significance of this event. Vermont Public is airing a new half-hour TV special called “The Great American Eclipse” to provide more information about this rare event. The program features discussions on the astronomical science behind solar eclipses, the importance of collecting data during eclipses, and tips for safely viewing the eclipse to avoid eye damage.

The TV special also includes visits to various locations, such as a church in Burlington that organized a homestay program for eclipse visitors, a school observatory in Morristown, and a demonstration on how to build a pinhole viewer at a Winooski elementary school. Additionally, Thomas Hockey, author of “America’s First Eclipse Chasers,” delves into the history of eclipse observation. “Eclipse 2024: Path to Totality” will premiere on Vermont Public’s main TV channel on Wednesday, March 27th at 8 p.m. and is available on demand.

By Samantha Johnson

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