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Evening Lecture: The Great American Total Solar Eclipse
July 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Where will you be when the moon covers the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017? Join us at the Montana Natural History Center for a talk on the upcoming total eclipse by Harry LaForge, Flight Instructor and NASA historian. Learn the how, the why, and where to safely observe this fantastic event. Harry will explain the historical significance of this total solar eclipse, the first in the continental U.S. since 1979. The stars will actually be visible just before noon, only along the narrow (~70 mile wide) path of totality during the “most photographed event in human history.” The observation of stars next to the eclipse in 1919 proved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Harry will use PowerPoint graphics and models to illustrate the physics and grandeur of the event.