High Noon Talk: Great American Total Solar Eclipse


April 3, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Explore the science behind the upcoming total solar eclipse with Dr. Rob Pettengill.

Event Details

Take a mid-day break with our High Noon Talks! Get ready to discover interesting and often untold stories of Texas at our classic, casual lunchtime talk series.

Prepare for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, the only one visible in Texas during the first half of the 21st century. Join us on a captivating journey through space as Dr. Rob Pettengill, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and Astronomy in Chile Education Ambassador, delves into the science of eclipses, provides information on safety during the eclipse, and gives tips on how best to capture the eclipse with any camera. During the talk, Dr. Pettengill will also share images and stories of previous eclipses and other astronomical occurrences.

Program is FREE to the public.

About the Presenter

Rob Pettengill, Ph.D. After a career in engineering, Rob has turned his energy to astronomy public outreach and astrophotography. He’s a volunteer NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador. His award winning astrophotography is free to view and download at http://BadAstroPhotos.com, which includes customized search tools for eclipse information and an eclipse weather forecast dashboard.

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Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

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