Jim Todd is Director of Space Science Education at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI). He manages OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium, where he wears many hats: programming in astronomy and space exploration; teacher training in astronomy and space education; coordinating OMSI hosting of star parties in conjunction with local amateur astronomy groups; and Co-Director of the Oregon Star Party. Jim will also coordinate the 2017 solar eclipse viewing from Salem Fairgrounds on August 21, 2017.
Want to see the Great American Eclipse in 2017? Here’s how. On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle – a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky. On Monday, August 21, 2017, Oregon will experience partial eclipse and a full minute and fifty seconds of totality. This is a concept outline to understand, prepare for, and view this rare celestial event.