All About the Upcoming Total Eclipse

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Episode 20 25-minute listen

All About the Upcoming Total Eclipse

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will be crossing the United States, and Ohio has a front row seat to the celestial show. In this episode, we talk with two experts about the upcoming eclipse and eclipses in the past. They discuss scientific definitions, how eclipses have changed our society, and most importantly, how you can view the cosmic event safely.
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Department of Astronomy
Wayne Schlingman
Schlingman is the director of the Arne Slettebak Planetarium at Ohio State, as well as an assistant professor of astronomy. He is an expert on radio astronomy and Milky Way star formation. He also focuses on astronomy education and outreach.
Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth sitting in studio in front of a podcast microphone
Center for Folklore Studies
Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth
Waugh-Quasebarth is the director and archivist for The Ohio State University’s Center for Folklore Studies, as well as a visiting assistant professor of comparative studies. His research focuses on music and craft traditions, as well as forests and environmental policy. His most recent work involves craft economies and production in global mountain forests and collaborative methods.

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