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NASA scientist to discuss eclipse history, discoveries at SIU

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Brian Sevald
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The solar eclipse as seen from Carbondale, Il on August 21st 2017.

A series of public talks at Southern Illinois University Carbondale about the upcoming total solar eclipse concludes Friday, April 5, with a NASA planetary research scientist.

Lou Mayo, a planetary scientist and professor of astronomy at Marymount University, will speak at 3 p.m. at the Guyon Auditorium at Morris Library. He will give a talk titled "Eclipses, Occultations, and Transits".

The free, public event is the final journey to the Eclipse talk at SIU prior to the April 8 event. The talk will explore the history and discoveries associated with eclipse, transits, occultations, and conjunctions, with special attention to the April 8 total solar eclipse.

This event is the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044.

For more information and links go to eclipse.siu.edu.

Brandon Jones is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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