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The Great American Solar Eclipse 2024

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 – $12
solar eclipse

Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Montana Natural History Center
Cost: $10 MNHC members / $12 non-members

Where will you be when the moon covers the sun on Monday, April 8, 2024?

Join Harry LaForge, an Airline Transport Pilot and NASA historian, for a talk on the total eclipse: the how, 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 2017, seven years ago! After April 8th the next total solar eclipse visible in the United States won’t occur until August 23, 2044.

During the eclipse, the stars will ACTUALLY be visible at about 2:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) along the narrow (~70 mile wide) path of totality during the “most photographed event in human history.” Harry will use PowerPoint graphics and models to illustrate the physics and grandeur of the event and he will provide reference handouts. Fun fact: the observation of stars next to the eclipse in 1919 proved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity!

Registration encouraged, but you can also pay at the door.

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March 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 – $12
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