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4:30 pm

“The All-American Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017” by Dr. Jeffrey Silverman

August 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States

A total solar eclipse, when the Moon fully covers the bright disk of the Sun and reveals its breathtaking corona, is one of nature’s most magnificent spectacles -- truly an awe-inspiring experience! On August 21, 2017, for the first time in 38 years, the very narrow path of a total solar eclipse falls across the continental United States, passing right through Ketchum. Come learn about total solar eclipses and how to view this one! Jeffrey Silverman is a Data Scientist at Samba TV where he uses Big Data to, among other things, figure exactly how many people are really watching Westworld and Game of Thrones. Before moving into the tech industry, Dr. Silverman was an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and earned his PhD in Astrophysics at the University of California at Berkeley working on observations of exploding stars and dark energy with Professor Alex Filippenko. Dr. Silverman is also heavily involved in various science communication and public outreach programs and often presents physics, chemistry, and astronomy lessons in middle and high school classrooms.

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