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Viewing a Solar Eclipse: Informational Session for MSSU Students

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If you’re a fan of astronomy, you might be excited about the total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8th! A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the entirety of the Sun, leading to a complete alignment between the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth. This event typically lasts for several hours, with total coverage lasting from seconds to minutes. The eclipse will be visible from a narrow strip that runs from Texas to Maine, and Joplin residents will be able to catch a glimpse! A rare sighting, this is the last solar eclipse that will be seen in the United States until 2044.

Are you curious about how to watch the eclipse and how it occurs? On Wednesday, April 3, Missouri Southern State University’s Spiva Library will be holding an informational session about ‘Eclipse Essentials’. Dr. Laura Schisler, an assistant professor at MSSU who carries a doctorate in philosophy in STEM education, will be talking about the solar eclipse. The session will cover more information about the solar eclipse, viewing it safely, and the science behind what causes an eclipse. This event will be held in room 102D of the Spiva Library from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Please contact Dr. Laura Schisler at [email protected] for more information about this event.

Get ready for this amazing opportunity to learn more about viewing this rare phenomenon right on the campus of MSSU!

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