Title

Bamboleo!

Date

6-1-2017 4:00 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 6:00 PM

Location

WUC Columbia Room

Session Title

Presidential Plenary

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

On August 21 of this year, Western Oregon University will be in the path of totality for a solar eclipse. This talk explains what totality means, how one can be in the path of totality and how to view an eclipse safely. Bamboleo means to wobble and a key piece to this story is the “wobble” of the orbits of the moon and Earth. Other pieces to the story include lunar eclipses, the definitions for different types of solar eclipses and why we see phases of the moon. In addition to the scientific explanation of eclipses, a brief survey of historical eclipses and their roles in society and culture is included. Please join me as we explore this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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Jun 1st, 4:00 PM Jun 1st, 6:00 PM

Bamboleo!

WUC Columbia Room

On August 21 of this year, Western Oregon University will be in the path of totality for a solar eclipse. This talk explains what totality means, how one can be in the path of totality and how to view an eclipse safely. Bamboleo means to wobble and a key piece to this story is the “wobble” of the orbits of the moon and Earth. Other pieces to the story include lunar eclipses, the definitions for different types of solar eclipses and why we see phases of the moon. In addition to the scientific explanation of eclipses, a brief survey of historical eclipses and their roles in society and culture is included. Please join me as we explore this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!