- 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
- Reuter Center
Where will you be when the sun fades out on August 21, 2017? This first total solar eclipse in our region since 1970 (when it occurred near the coastline of the Carolinas) will pass very close, but Asheville will not be under the path of totality.
Bernard Arghiere of the Astronomy Club of Asheville, an observer of other total solar eclipses, will share his experiences, including his thoughts on why you should travel the short distance out of Asheville to see totality. He will discuss how and where to best observe the eclipse safely, what to expect during the brief 2½ minutes of totality, the sun’s chromosphere and corona (both visible during a total solar eclipse), and the celestial mechanics of how and why total solar eclipses occur.
The event is free and open to everyone, courtesy of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, and the Astronomy Club of Asheville.
Contact for this event:
OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville