NEW PODCAST: Countdown for Upcoming Solar Eclipses November 15, 2011Posted by jcconwell in Podcast, Sun.
Tags: 365 days of astronomy, Eastern Illinois University, EIU, Podcast, Solar eclipse
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Description: Noted astronomer Dr. Jay Pasachoff talks about the upcoming solar eclipses through 2017.
Bio: Jay Pasachoff, Chair of the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group on Eclipses, is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College. He has viewed 53 solar eclipses, and is an expert on both their use for scientific observations and their use for public education. Pasachoff is past president of the International Astronomical Union’s Commission on Education and Development and Chair-Elect of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society. He received the Education Prize of the American Astronomical Society. Pasachoff is the author of textbooks on astronomy and of the Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, and co-author of Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun and, on a more technical level, The Solar Corona. His research at the two eclipses of 2012 is supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.