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Black Hole Sun: Views From the Dark Side of the Moon

  • Hastings Museum 1330 North Burlington Avenue Hastings, NE, 68901 United States (map)

If you’re interested in the eclipse, but uncertain you know what to look for—this is the talk for you. Dr. Donahue, professor of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, will use NASA images to present a basic overview of the eclipse’s distinct stages and overall significance. She’ll explain why she and her family have traveled from Michigan to Nebraska to catch this amazing celestial event.

About Dr. Donahue:

Donahue grew up on a farm near Inland, Nebraska, and attended St. Cecilia’s Catholic school here in Hastings! She received her undergraduate physics S.B. degree from MIT and her astrophysics Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Her post-doctoral research in observational astronomy was completed at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, in Pasadena, California and at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. STScI later hired her as a staff astronomer to do research, work with the data archive team, and write science cases for the James Webb Space Telescope. 

In 2003, she moved to Michigan State University and re-entered academic life as a professor in the MSU Physics and Astronomy Department, in East Lansing, Michigan.

This event is free to attend.

Earlier Event: August 19
2017 Eclipse and Artists Open House
Later Event: August 19
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