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Experience the Awe of Total Solar Eclipse 2024: From Scientific Wonders to Community Celebrations

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
Navigating the Total Solar Eclipse: A Comprehensive Guide to Science, Safety, and Beyond

The country is buzzing with excitement as preparations for the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8 are underway. This celestial event occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, temporarily blocking out the sun’s light. Witnessing a total solar eclipse can be an incredible experience for those lucky enough to see it.

Mark Breen, the planetarium director at Fairbanks Museum in St Johnsbury, describes this mysterious phenomenon as something that few people have had the opportunity to witness. This year’s eclipse is particularly unique as it will pass over several American cities, giving more people the chance to view it than ever before. David Hockey, a professor of astronomy at Northern Iowa University, highlights the significance of this upcoming event.

For those who want to learn more about “The Great American Eclipse,” a new half-hour TV special hosted by Vermont Public has been produced. The show features discussions about the scientific aspects of solar eclipses by Mark Breen and Martina Arndt, a physics professor at Bridgewater State University. Tips on how to safely view the eclipse and building a pinhole viewer are also included in the show.

Reporter Lexi Krupp explores a church in Burlington that organized a homestay program for eclipse visitors, bringing the community together. Rita Cambria, a science teacher at Peoples Academy, showcases her school’s unique observatory while Thomas Hockey delves into the history of eclipse observation in his book “America’s First Eclipse Chasers.”

“Eclipse 2024: Path to Totality” will premiere on Vermont Public’s main TV channel on Wednesday, March 27th at 8 pm. It is also currently available on demand for those interested in learning more about this fascinating upcoming event.

By Samantha Johnson

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