Solar Eclipse Talk by Claudio Veliz in Proctorsville March 19

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Claudio Veliz of Southern Vermont Astronomy Group will give a presentation about the upcoming total solar eclipse at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville.

The last time Vermont had a front-row seat for a total solar eclipse was in 1932, when it was hailed as a “grand celestial spectacle.” That spectacle will occur again here in Vermont on Monday, April 8.

In a graphic-rich presentation, Veliz will discuss the mechanics of the eclipse, why the Earth has a moon, and why residents of this region are fortunate to experience this event. He will also talk about how best to prepare for and understand the occasion. Safe, solar-filtered glasses will be handed out to attendees, complete with instructions on their use during the eclipse.

Veliz is an architect and astronomer who co-founded and is past-president of the Southern Vermont Astronomy Group, located in Chester. He has worked or lectured at Columbia University, the Hayden Planetarium and Castleton University; he now lectures at Keene State College.

This presentation is an event of the Walk and Talk Committee of the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association.

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