Grand Teton to host eclipse speaker series

Grand Teton National Park is hosting the “Eclipse Across America Speaker Series” this summer to share knowledge and facts about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

Participating professors and astronomers will demonstrate and share their expertise and years of studying eclipses. Each presentation in the series is intended to increase participants understanding of many aspects of this spectacular event, a park news release said. Topics will include the how and why of the eclipse phenomenon, safety aspects, viewing and photographing the event and telescope usage, the release said.

Eclipse speaker series schedule:

• Thursday — “The Great Jackson Eclipse of 2017,” 7 p.m., Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center, Samuel Singer, director Wyoming Stargazing

• June 24 — “The Eclipse of a Generation: Don’t Get Left Out of the Dark,” 7 p.m., Colter Bay Visitor Center, Angela Speck, professor of astrophysics, director of astronomy, University of Missouri

• July 10 — “The All-American Eclipse: Come for the Sun, Stay for the Stars,” 7 p.m., Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center, Tyler Nordgren, professor of physics and astronomy, University of Redlands

• July 11 — “The All-American Eclipse: Come for the Sun, Stay for the Stars,” 4 p.m., Colter Bay Visitor Center

• July 20 — “Moments of Darkness: The History & Science of Solar Eclipses,” 9 p.m., Colter Bay Amphitheater, Bob Hoyle, Grand Teton ranger and former professor of astronomy

• July 27 — “Science from the Sky: Using Satellite Observation to Study National Parks,” 9 p.m., Colter Bay Amphitheater, Bob Van Gundy, Grand Teton volunteer astronomer, University of Virginia professor

• Aug. 3 — “Science from the Sky: Using Satellite Observation to Study National Parks,” 7 p.m., Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center

• Aug. 10 — “Moments of Darkness: The History & Science of Solar Eclipses,” 7 p.m., Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center

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