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The Great American Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience Coming to a City Near You on April 8th

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Navigating the Total Solar Eclipse: A comprehensive guide to eclipse science, safety, and beyond

Across the nation, preparations are in full swing for the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th. This rare celestial event occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking out the sun’s light. While the concept may seem simple, witnessing a total solar eclipse can be an awe-inspiring and mysterious experience.

Mark Breen, planetarium director at Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, emphasizes how rare such an event is as very few people ever have the chance to see one. This year’s eclipse is particularly unique as it will pass over many American cities, allowing more people than ever before to witness it.

David Hockey, professor of astronomy at University of Northern Iowa, highlights the significance of this event. Vermont Public is airing a new half-hour TV special called “The Great American Eclipse” to provide more information about this rare event. The program features discussions on astronomical science behind solar eclipses, importance of collecting data during eclipses and tips for safely viewing the eclipse to avoid eye damage.

The TV special also includes visits to various locations such as church in Burlington that organized a homestay program for eclipse visitors, school observatory in Morristown and demonstration on how to build a pinhole viewer at Winooski elementary school. Additionally, Thomas Hockey delves into history of eclipse observation with his book “America’s First Eclipse Chasers.”

“Eclipse 2024: Path to Totality” will premiere on Vermont Public’s main TV channel on Wednesday, March 27th at 8 p.m., and will be available on demand following its initial broadcast

By Samantha Nguyen

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