As the Great American Eclipse draws near, members of the University community are planning many eclipse-related events to celebrate the extraordinary experience. Hosting a program related to the eclipse is an excellent opportunity to spread knowledge and spark interest about the science, history and culture surrounding a solar eclipse, as well as engage with a wide audience across campus. Programs can be held prior to or the day of the eclipse.
To assist in promoting these programs, the SEclipse Committee will hold a Call for Programs, inviting all faculty, staff and student organizations to submit their programs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the date, time and location of the program along with a one- to two-sentence description and the department/organization hosting the event. The programs will be compiled on this site so visitors can easily mark their calendars for upcoming events.
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 are available now.
Dr. Reed Grant Award
Dr. Reed Planet Discovery Role
Phill Reed earned his Ph.D. in 2008 from Lehigh University, and he is currently an associate professor of astronomy & physics at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as the director of the on-campus observatory and planetarium. Reed leads an active observational astronomy program with undergraduate students, recently participating in several new transiting exoplanet discoveries and gaining support from the National Science Foundation. Reed's primary research interest is the study of interacting binary stars, and in particular, learning how magnetic activity and other processes affect the transfer of mass between stars.