Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
For Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, Missouri Western has tentatively planned:
Guest Speakers. We will host a guest speaker program with four experts:
- Michael Bakich, organizer of the St. Joseph eclipse event and senior editor of Astronomy Magazine.
- Bryan Busby, chief meteorologist KMBC-TV, Kansas City.
- Mike Reynolds, professor of astronomy at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
- Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Time to be announced. See Michael Bakich’s site detailing the eclipse.
Planetarium Shows. Bushman Planetarium will be open with special eclipse-themed shows.
All events are free and open to the public.
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Missouri Western is not hosting a public viewing on Monday, Aug. 21, but you can find a list of community public viewing sites here, under “Where to Watch.”
Or you can view a video of the eclipse from wherever you are. A livestream video, transmitted from a state-of-the-art H-alpha telescope, will be shown on this webpage. This unique transmission gives you unparalleled views of solar features during the eclipse.
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