SEATTLE, July 25, 2017--On July 29, author, astronomer, artist, and professor Tyler Nordgrendescribes how different cultures interpret eclipses through a series of accounts from a variety of ancient and modern scientists. The 2 p.m. program is based upon his new book,
Sun Moon Earth -The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets.A book signing with Nordgren follows the presentation. The book signing is free; the program is free with admission to the Museum.
The program is an introduction to next month's rare solar eclipse, which is the first total eclipse of the Sun that will be visible across the United States in almost forty years.
Image: Spectacular images from the Hinode spacecraft show the solar eclipse, which darkened the sky in parts of the Western United States and Southeast Asia yesterday, May 20, 2012. This image shows the maximum eclipse, courtesy NASA.
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Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions at the 20-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, and the only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, and the only display of engines that launched Apollo astronauts to the Moon. With a foundation of aviation history, the Museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's onsite and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
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