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Pre-Eclipse Event: Bridging Science, History, and Culture

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Location: Crouse Hall, Room 101, The University of Akron

Get ready for the total solar eclipse at “Eclipse Exploration: Bridging Science, History, and Culture,” a pre-eclipse event where attendees will learn how people experience and make sense of solar eclipses from the ancient days to the present. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pick up a free ISO certified solar eclipse viewer and make their own pinhole solar viewer! This event is free and open to the public.

Full Program

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Professor of Physics Dr. Sergei Lyuksyutov will present Ring of Fire 2024.

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM: Professor of History Dr. Kevin Kern will present From Sun-Swallowing to Saros-Cycling: Predicting Eclipses in the Ancient World.

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Professor of Physics Dr. Ben Yu-Kuang Hu will present The 1919 Solar Eclipse and Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM: Indigenous storytellers Sharon Bird and Shianne Eagleheart will present "A New Day" A Spiritual Awakening of Earth's Children.

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM: Professor of Practice Karen Plaster joins students in the LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education to discuss how they are contributing to the collection of solar eclipse data for the Einstein Dynamic Eclipse Broadcast Initiative.