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August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Worldwide Science Icon Dr. Michio Kaku to Present Solar Eclipse Keynote at Southeast

Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today, will present the keynote address at Southeast Missouri State University August 21 as this region observes a rare total solar eclipse.

Kaku’s presentation, “The Next 20 Years: How Science Will Revolutionize Business, the Economy, Medicine, and Our Way of Life,” is open to the public and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center. Tickets will go on sale July 1.

Would you like to volunteer to be a part of the SEclipse celebration on August 21st and help make it a success? If you are a Southeast department student, faculty or staff member you can be part of the events. Follow the link below to sign up.

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A total solar eclipse is unlike anything you've seen in your life. As totality approaches, you will see the astonishing sight of day turning to night and the Sun's corona blazing in the sky. An eclipse is a cosmic billiard shot - the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up to reveal the Sun's atmosphere, it's corona. Eclipses on Earth occur only because of an amazing celestial coincidence. In 2017 it will have been 26 years since the last American total solar eclipse. Totality visited the USA in 1905, 1918, 1932, 1945, 1963, 1970, 1972, 1979, and 1991.

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