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East Bend: Know Cosmos - Weird History of Eclipses

Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location
East Bend Library
Meeting Room
Description
Did you know that Columbus tricked the Arawak Indians into feeding him and his crew for almost four months with a lunar eclipse? That astronomers proved Einstein's theory of relativity using a solar eclipse? That an eclipse once stopped a war? Eclipses can be shocking and scary if you don't know what's happening. We'll talk about eclipse myths and history from around the world.

Presented by Meg Thacher from the Five College Astronomy Department at Smith College.




Event Links
Eclipse at DPLS
Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Presenter
Met Thatcher
Contact
Liz Goodrich | lizg@deschuteslibrary.org | 541-312-1032
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