Expert from UW Speaks About Eclipse


                           (H/T Univerity of Wyoming)

(Gillette, Wyo.) The Great North American Solar Eclipse will be visible from much of Wyoming on August 21st. Tim Slater, a professor at the University of Wyoming and an Endowed Chair in Science Education is traveling across Wyoming speaking about safety in observing the eclipse of the sun and why scientists from all over the world are coming to Wyoming for the eclipse.

“For several hours, the moon will slowly cover and uncover the sun, causing skies to darken dramatically. In the middle of the event — for just about two minutes — the moon will completely block the sun, if you are standing in the right part of Wyoming,” says Slater, an internationally recognized expert on the teaching of astronomy.

Tim Slater is in Gillette Tuesday, May 16th; he will speak to students at the Campbell County High School in the morning from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. He will be speaking again at the Campbell County Library from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and also at the CCSD Planetarium from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Reservations are needed for the CCSD Planetarium Lecture, for those who are interested in attending.