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Standing in the Shadow of the Moon

The History and Mechanics of Eclipses

2023-10-04 18:00:00 2023-10-04 19:30:00 America/New_York Standing in the Shadow of the Moon Learn about the history and mechanics of eclipses from Professor Daryn Lehoux (Classics and Archeology) and Dr. Sarah Sadavoy (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy). Isabel Turner Branch - Cataraqui Room

Wednesday, October 04
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-04 18:00:00 2023-10-04 19:30:00 America/New_York Standing in the Shadow of the Moon Learn about the history and mechanics of eclipses from Professor Daryn Lehoux (Classics and Archeology) and Dr. Sarah Sadavoy (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy). Isabel Turner Branch - Cataraqui Room

Isabel Turner Branch

Cataraqui Room

Learn about the history and mechanics of eclipses from Professor Daryn Lehoux (Classics and Archeology) and Dr. Sarah Sadavoy (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy).

Throughout history and across the world, total solar eclipses have invoked fear, wonder, and awe. From signaling doom and death to inspiring progress in calendars and mapping the sky, solar eclipses have had significant impact on those individuals who stood even momentarily in the shadow of the Moon.  For this discussion, we will share vignettes about solar eclipses and how those events have shaped society and scientific discovery.

This next North American Eclipse is October 14!

The event is in partnership with Queen's University and the McDonald Institute.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning |

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Isabel Turner Branch

Phone: 613-549-8888

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