Physics Scholars Presenting ‘Astronomy at the Crossroads’ on Eve of Solar Eclipse


Events get under way on the eve of the eclipse, Aug. 20, as two physics scholars will provide a preview of what to expect during the Great American Solar Eclipse with a presentation titled “Astronomy at the Crossroads.”

Dr. Phillip Reed, associate professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Planetarium and Observatory at Kutztown University, and Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Hill, professor of physics at Southeast Missouri State University, will deliver the joint presentation to help the community better understand the science and wonder behind this natural phenomenon and explain why there is more to the skies than just star gazing. This free community event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall.

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