crisscrossing Science


crisscrossing Science Episode 026: The Eclipse Is Coming, Baby!

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In this episode, Chris Gaiser (professor of biology at Linfield College) and Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) talk about solar and lunar eclipses: how they work, why they are infrequent, and why people should not look directly at the sun. This episode is all in preparation for the great solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, visible (at least in part) to most of North America.

A special note from the Podcasters:
Partial solar eclipses are amazing events. However, if you have the means to experience totality, you should take advantage of it. Anyone we have ever talked to who has experienced it became passionate about seeing another one.

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28 minutes 19 seconds

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Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics | The Sun and the Solar System


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