We will have guest speaker Joel Harris presenting on Solar Eclipse
Seating will be limited
Event starts at 4:30 pm
Professor Joel Harris has been traveling throughout the world to observe solar eclipses since 1973 --- totaling 50 years of eclipse chasing, encompassing some 22 total eclipse events, and having spent over an hour within the lunar umbra.
His first eclipse experience was as part of a scientific team supporting noted American solar astronomer, Dr. Donald Menzel of Harvard Observatory, in the Mauritanian Sahara Desert in 1973.
His most recent "umbralization" was at the rare hybrid eclipse on April 20th of this year, in the far flung town of Exmouth, Western Australia, where he observed the 54 second event in cloudless conditions.
For the second time in just under seven years, the United States will experience another total solar eclipse (TSE) --- the first such occultation since the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, which traced a path from the Oregon coastline to Charleston, South Carolina, observed by nearly 215 million people.
On April 8th of next year, another TSE will be seen (weather cooperating) in the continental U.S. This event shall be the last such eclipse visible in the domestically, until August 23, 2044,
followed by another TSE on August 12, 2045.
Joel was awarded the NASA Group Achievement Award for his public relations work as Project Information Officer supporting the Galileo Project at Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1982 – 1986, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2018.
Harris currently lives in Newbury Park, CA, with his wife of 23 years, Patti, their rescue dogs Bailey and Sadie, and his “B flat Grey Tabby” cat, Miranda.
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