Astronomer Steve Pellarin holding lunar globeAstronomer Steve Pellarin will present a free public seminar Friday on the upcoming total solar eclipse.

Solar eclipse subject of public seminar

Department of Physics astronomy instructor Steve Pellarin is presenting a public seminar on Friday, April 5, about the upcoming total solar eclipse.

Canadian national co-ordinator for astronomy outreach for the International Astronomical Union, he will give the audience a glimpse of what to expect.

“I’ll be presenting information about how solar eclipses work, what will happen during the April 8 total solar eclipse, and what people can expect to see from various locations around Essex County,” says Pellarin.

“We’ll discuss some of the strange things that you’ll see and feel before, during, and after the eclipse, how to view it safely, some tips for taking eclipse pictures, and some easy little experiments that you can try to make the most of your experience.”

Pellarin will have plenty of ISO Certified solar eclipse glasses available for purchase for $2 per pair. All proceeds are donated to the Windsor and Essex Public Library systems for free astronomy outreach activities in the future.

“I want everyone to have a safe and exciting eclipse experience!”

The campus and wider community are all invited to attend this free event at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in room 102, Toldo Health Education Centre.

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