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Ask The Expert: Uncovering The Eclipse

Friday, April 05, 2024

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM




Passcode: 252669

Prepare yourself for an awe-inspiring celestial event as the moon moves between the Earth and Sun, casting its shadow on our planet in a rare solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. Join GBH and astrophysicist Grant Tremblay to discuss the best viewing techniques and talk about the history behind this phenomenon. Grant will explain the physics of the sun and the science of the total and annular eclipses and outline some of the knowledge gleaned from recent analysis. This natural wonder promises a captivating display of cosmic alignment, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marvel at the wonders of the universe.


Grant Tremblay is an astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Vice President of the American Astrophysical Society.


At this event, we will also go over the best ways people should and should not view the eclipse, noting the dangers of looking at the sun directly through binoculars, a telescope or through your phone camera, noting the need to hold a solar lens in front of any eyepiece.

This event will be hosted and moderated by the NOVA's Director of Education, Ralph Bouquet.

NOVA has an upcoming livestream of the eclipse on April 8 from a location that will see totality. NOVA is also airing a film The Great Eclipse on April 3 that should be available to stream.

At Ask the Expert, get access to experts specializing in a wide variety of topics, learn something new about a subject you are passionate about or discover a new interest. GBH invites you to drive the conversation by asking questions during the live event directly with our expert. It’s always interesting, and it’s always free!

This event is presented in partnership with PBS's NOVA

Photo credit: Jordon Conner

How it works:

This virtual event will take place via Zoom Webinar. Zoom is free to the public but requires a computer download. You can download Zoom here. 

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