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Rice Univ: Total Solar Eclipses and the Sun’s Corona

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Rice University Glasscock School Total Solar Eclipses and the Sun’s Corona

The fascination to study, observe and track total solar eclipses dates back as early as 2137 BC. Every century, there are 65 solar eclipses worldwide. The next solar eclipse will be especially dramatic on April 8, 2024. We will have a front-row seat to utter darkness when the moon blocks the sun from Earth, what experts are calling the “Great American Eclipse.” Join Rice University faculty from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s vice president of astronomy to gain a better understanding of the solar atmosphere, the science behind solar eclipses, space weather, and how to prepare for and safely view a total solar eclipse. Whether you are an avid astronomer or just curious about the upcoming spectacular solar event, all are welcome. Don’t miss your opportunity this spring—the next total solar eclipse will not be visible in the continental U.S. until 2045.

Total Solar Eclipses and the Sun’s Corona (CLSTHAP004) (

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