Eclipse Experience Zoom Series
Eclipse Experience: When Day Turns Into Night
This program is only offered through Zoom.
On April 8, an eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the Adirondacks. Join astronomer Dr. Michael West as we explore the mysteries of eclipses and how these breathtaking events have shaped human history, culture, and our understanding of the universe. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or just curious, you’ll get tips on watching eclipses safely, learn what they reveal about the Sun, and discover why there will be no more eclipses someday.
About The Speaker:
Michael West joined Lowell Observatory’s science team in 2015. Prior to joining Lowell, he served as Director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory, Head of Science for the European Southern Observatory, Head of Science Operations at Gemini South, and Professor of Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. He has been the Principal Investigator for six Hubble Space Telescope projects to date, and co-Investigator on numerous others.
Dr. West is also active in astronomy education and public outreach. He is a 2021-2023 U.S. Fulbright Scholar, spending several months in Finland to teach and research science communication with the public. He served on the International Astronomical Union’s Commission on Communicating Astronomy with the Public. He also served as chief astronomy content developer for the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii.
An award-winning writer, his essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Astronomy magazine and other publications. He is also the author of two books, most recently A Sky Wonderful with Stars: 50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea.
Sponsored by the Adirondack Experience and Albany Public Library