The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience at least a partial solar eclipse. Observers situated along the narrow path of the umbral shadow will witness the incredible beauty and awe of totality, as the sun’s atmosphere (or Corona) is revealed. This is the first such opportunity for U.S. observers in 38 years. This lecture explains the science behind the phenomena and covers everything needed to plan a trip to the umbral shadow, including how an eclipse forms, what it’s like to view totality, and what equipment to bring.
Instructor: Nussbaum is the author of Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Your Guide to the Next U.S. Eclipse (available on Amazon). He is a recurring lecturer and chairman of the science (STEM) curriculum committee for the Osher Institute at UC Irvine. He previously served as CEO of Lantronix and as SVP Engineering, CTO, and co-founder of Western Digital’s hard-drive business. He received his BA in physics from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Coordinator: Steve Clarey
Course Number: OSHR-70031 Credit: 0 units
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Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.