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Astronomy at the Crossroads
August 20 @ 2:00 pmFree
Dr. Phill Reed, associate professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Planetarium and Observatory at Kutztown University, and Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Hill, professor of physics at Southeast Missouri State University, will deliver a joint presentation to help the community better understand the science and wonder behind this natural phenomenon and explain why there is more to the skies than just star gazing.
Reed and Hill also will discuss their research and the opportunities available for undergraduate students to learn more about astronomy.
In addition, Reed, a guest astronomer, will bring two telescopes with him for public viewing of the eclipse from Houck Field on Aug. 21. One will have a hydrogen alpha filter for viewing the surface texture of the sun. The other will be a white light telescope with a filter.
For more information about the “Astronomy at the Crossroads presentation” and the presenters, visit eclipse.semo.edu.