Big Picture Science – Eclipsing All Other Shows

by Gary Niederhoff on July 17, 2017

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They say that the experience of watching a total eclipse is so profound, you’re not the same afterward. If life-changing events are your thing and you’re in the lower 48 states on August 21st, let us help you make the most of viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse.

Learn the basics of where to be and what to bring, even on short notice. No eclipse glasses? Find out why a kitchen colander is an excellent Plan B.

Also, the strange behavior of animals and private jet pilots during an eclipse. The latter is making the FAA sweat.

Plus, how 1878 eclipse fever inspired Thomas Edison and astronomer Maria Mitchell, and what was at stake for them scientifically. And today, with astronauts able to view the Sun from space, what new science can we still learn by eclipse expeditions on Earth?

And, NASA turns up the heat on solar studies with a probe to within a hair’s breadth of the Sun.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: David Baron / American Eclipse
Part 2: Andrew Fraknoi / Eclipse Preparation
Part 3: Jay Pasachoff / Total Eclipse
Part 4: Madhulika Guhathakurta / Solar Probe

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