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The ‘All-American’ Eclipse of the Sun Free Viewing & Public Talk | Los Altos

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Foothill College | 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA

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On August 21, 2017, there will be a rare eclipse of the Sun visible throughout the U.S. and all of North America. People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun, and day turning into night.

Everyone else (an estimated 500 million people, including every one else in the Bay Area) will see a nice partial eclipse, where the Moon covers a good part of the Sun.

Everyone attending this lecture will receive a free pair of certified eclipse-viewing glasses courtesy of Google.

Join them as Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College gives a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on “The Sky Event of the Decade: The August 21 ‘All-American’ Eclipse of the Sun”

The talk will describe how eclipses work, why they are one of nature’s most spectacular sights, what scientists learn during eclipses, exactly when and where the eclipse of 2017 will be best visible, and how to observe the eclipse and the Sun safely.

After the talk, Fraknoi will be signing his new children’s book about eclipses When the Sun Goes Dark (2017, NSTA Kids) in Appreciation Hall across the courtyard.

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Cost: FREE


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Address: 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA
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