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Astronomy Talk Tonight Focuses on Eclipse

Written by on August 9, 2017

A special event this evening will capitalize on the eclipse fever that has overtaken the state of Wyoming.
This evening, astronomy educator Larry Sessions will visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to share insights about the eclipse and how to safely view it. The free talk takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium at 5:15 p.m.
Direct observation of even the partial phase is dangerous to the eyes. Sessions shares some simple, inexpensive, and safe ways to view the partial eclipse for those who aren’t following the masses along the moving “Zone of Darkness.” Sessions discusses the specifics of this wondrous natural event, including the path across Wyoming, suggested observation sites, and options for viewing this event whether as a partial or total eclipse.
Cody lies 48 miles north of “totality,” but the moon will still obscure 98.5 percent of the sun here.

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