Bad Astronomer Returns to Clark Planetarium to Prep City for August Solar Eclipse

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 1:30pm

Bad Astronomer Returns to Clark Planetarium to Prep City for August Solar Eclipse
Author and former NASA Scientist, Dr. Phil Plait, to examine what happens “When the Moon Eats the Sun”

 

Salt Lake City, UT – In celebration of, and preparation for, the upcoming Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017, Clark Planetarium will host author and former NASA Scientist Dr. Phil Plait. Dr. Plait is a well-known debunker of space science myths, and is the author of two books, “Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing ‘Hoax’” and “Death From the Skies! These are the Ways the World Will End.” He is also the author of the internet’s most popular science blog, “Bad Astronomy,” at http://www.blastr.com/tags/bad-astronomy, Dr. Plait will be the keynote speaker at Clark Planetarium’s Through the Looking Glass: Great American Total Solar Eclipse Gala on Thursday, June 15th, 2017, and will be available for media interviews earlier in the day between 1:30pm – 4:30pm.

 

Dr. Plait’s keynote speech, “When the Moon Eats the Sun,” will focus on the upcoming eclipse, which will provide a deep partial eclipse to Salt Lake City at 91%, and will be at totality as close as Driggs, Idaho.

 

WHAT:                 Media interviews with science author, Dr. Phil Plait

WHEN:                 Thursday, June 15th, 2017, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

WHERE:              Clark Planetarium, 110 South 400 West        

 

About the Through the Looking Glass: Great American Total Solar Eclipse Gala

Clark Planetarium’s 2017 Gala, Through the Looking Glass: Great American Total Eclipse Gala, focuses on sharing the wonder in learning about space science and the science in our daily lives, including the upcoming August 2017 solar eclipse. Attendees of the gala will be treated to foods and experiences straight out of Wonderland while helping Clark Planetarium to raise funds for its education programs, which serve more than 100,000 Utah schoolchildren each year. Limited tickets are available at http://www.clarkplanetarium.org/gala.

 

About Clark Planetarium

Clark Planetarium’s mission is to create and present stimulating educational programs that effectively share astronomy and space exploration information with Salt Lake County residents, Utah students, educators and families, and visitors from around the country and the world. For more information visit www.clarkplanetarium.org or follow Clark Planetarium on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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