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President's Club

President’s Club Presents

The President's Club began offering virtual presentations with the debut of the Speaker Series in June 2020. These events remain popular, and the program continues to evolve, offering you a variety of subjects presented by leaders in their fields at Ohio State. If you have topic or speaker ideas for future events, please send them to

March 2024

Why Eclipses Enthrall Us

Dr. Wayne Schlingman, Ohio State Planetarium Director

Dr. Wayne Schlingman

Director, Arne Slettebak Ohio State Planetarium
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Asst. Professor

Dr. Schlingman joined The Ohio State University Department of Astronomy in 2014 as the director of the Arne Slettebak Planetarium. At Ohio State, he has been working with faculty and students in many departments to fully utilize the exciting technology available in the full-dome theater, reaching thousands of students and members of the public. By championing the use of active learner-centered instructional strategies in public events, he is engaging our public beyond the consumption of information. Dr. Schlingman most recently won a 2023 Community Engaged Practitioner Award from the Provost's Office.

Read more about Dr. Schlingman.

Dive Deeper

To explore more about the science behind the eclipse and the technology that makes safe viewing possible, visit our Buckeye Countdown to the Solar Eclipse web page.

Here, you'll find a wealth of information and resources to enhance your eclipse experience, as well as an opportunity to make an impact on Ohio State students and fuel the next generation of leaders as they prepare for liftoff in their careers.

Past Speakers

We are proud of our speakers and offer past presentations for viewing.