Main Event: Dr. Philip Plait

Speaker, author, and astronomer, Philip Plait has been in love with science for as long as he can remember. Plait, known at the "Bad Astronomer" online because of his penchant for calling out misinformation, earned his doctorate in astronomy at the University of Virginia, and worked on the Hubble Space Telescope as a NASA contractor at the Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the author of the books "Bad Astronomy," "Death From The Skies," and "Under Alien Skies: A Sightseer's Guide to the Universe," and writes the thrice-weekly "Bad Astronomy" newsletter that keeps subscribers apprised of the latest sky news. He was the head science writer for “Bill Nye Saves the World” on Netflix in 2017. He wrote and hosted “Crash Course Astronomy,” a 46- part educational web series that has over 70 million views. On April 8, 2024, Akron, Ohio will be treated to one of the rarest and most spectacular of celestial events: a total solar eclipse. The shadow of the moon will fall along a very narrow path across the US. During that time the sky will grow dark, the stars and planets will come out, birds will stop singing, crickets will chirp, and you’ll see the Sun’s magnificent corona, its pearlescent outer atmosphere, normally too faint to see from Earth. Dr. Plait will tell you everything you need to safely watch the literally out-of-this world event, explain the science, and even debunk a misconception or two about eclipses.

Date and Time: March 25, 2024 - March 25, 2024

Location: , Akron Summit County Public Library, Akron, OH

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Main Event: Dr. Philip Plait