Oberlin College and Conservatory

Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series: Dave Lengyel

Tuesday, February 27 at 4:35pm

Wright Laboratory of Physics, W201
110 N. Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Total Solar Eclipses, Past and Future

I will be discussing the upcoming total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, as well as my experiences viewing the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. My presentation will focus on what to expect to see during a total eclipse, as well as some tips on photographing the event. I will explain how eclipses occur, and why they are uncommon from any given spot on Earth, and yet not uncommon somewhere on the planet each year. I will look at the paths of totality in the recent past and near future. The last total eclipse visible from Oberlin was in 1806, so let’s hope for clear skies in April.

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Lectures/Symposia/Workshops, Signature Programs, OCLIPSE


Academic, Physics and Astronomy


Free and open to the public

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Dave Lengyel on a roof with telescope

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Amy Reising

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