Talk topic: Eclipse! On August 21st of this year, a solar eclipse will be visible in most of the continental US. In this talk, we’ll discuss what an eclipse is, why they’re comparatively rare (the last one visible in this much of the US was in 1979), what to expect and the best places to view the eclipse. (Sadly, Connecticut is not one of them.)
Due to a schedule conflict, this month’s talk will be in the Mott Van Winkle classroom. (From the Museum, go about 100 yards back towards the entrance. The Mott Van Winkle building will be on the right. There is limited parking there, so you might want to come a bit early if you want a parking space.) After the talk there will be stargazing if the weather permits. Free; open to the public. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dress warmly, as even in the summer it may be chilly.