Sheddding Light On The Upcoming Eclipse

Jul 20, 2017

In a few weeks, the first total solar eclipse on America’s mainland in nearly 40 years will occur as the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth.

Anticipation of this amazing astronomical event is causing a lot of excitement and interest in the study of our stars. On this edition of UWM Today we have a special guest who – pardon the pun – can shed light on the upcoming eclipse and talk about a wonderful resource at UWM that attracts thousands of people each year who want to learn more about astronomy.

Jean Creighton is director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium on the UW-Milwaukee campus and has a Ph.D. in astrophysics, and her excitement about studying our skies is contagious.