Freeport Community Library
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2PM
On Wednesday, August 2 at 2pm, Jon Wallace (FCL's own "science-guy") returns to the library for a talk on the Sun and how to observe it safely during the eclipse later in the month.
On August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. For more info go to the website created by NASA to a guide to this amazing event. It is https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
Before retiring to Maine, Jon Wallace was an award-winning high school science teacher in Meriden, Connecticut for over 32 years. He is past president of the Connecticut Association of Physics Teachers and was an instructor in Wesleyan University’s Project ASTRO program. He has managed the Naugatuck Valley Community College observatory and run many astronomy classes and training sessions throughout Connecticut. He was on the Board of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA), and is currently the Education Coordinator for SARA helping to develop teaching materials for SARA and the NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)