Intrigue of Eclipses: Confluence of Science, Education and Culture

Session ID#: 22332

Session Description:
Eclipses (both lunar and solar) are unique natural phenomena that bring together communities in participation of activities that range from scientific observations to engaging various groups of informal audiences and highlighting cultural moires and social norms. The recent eclipses, including the total solar eclipse of 2017, which will be observed in totality across the continental United States and as partial solar eclipse across the country, has engaged the imagination of people worldwide. This session will discuss the science of eclipses through the ages and how these naturally occurring phenomena provide laboratories to study physics, environmental changes and biological insights into the various ecosystems that abound on our planet.
Primary Convener:  Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States
Convener:  Jay M Pasachoff, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, United States

  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Index Terms:

7599 General or miscellaneous [SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY]
9399 General or miscellaneous [GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jay Pasachoff, Williams College, Astronomy, Williamstown, MA, United States
Pamela K Harman, SETI Institute Mountain View, Education, Mountain View, CA, United States
Tyler Nordgren, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, United States
Laura M Peticolas1, Darlene Yan1, Christopher Cable2, Daniel Zevin1, Calvin Johnson3 and Mark Bender4, (1)University of California Berkeley, Multiverse, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Consultant, Carmichael, CA, United States, (3)Google, Boston, MA, United States, (4)Eclipse Across America, San Antonio, TX, United States

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