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Next Science Cafe:

When: August 9th @ 5pm  (Note special date/time)

Where: Research Commons (3rd Floor, 18th Avenue Library)

Topic: Eclipse 2017: A Window Into The Dynamic Solar System

August 21, 2017 will mark the first total solar eclipse in the continental US this millennium. I'll discuss what causes a solar eclipse, and just how perfectly everything has to line up for us to see one. We'll talk about where and how to view the eclipse, and how not to burn your eyes in the process. Finally, I'll close with a discussion of what you might see, and how it relates to the current research on the sun and other stars like it.

Speaker: Jamie Tayar, OSU Dept of Astronomy

Born in Florida, I did my undergraduate work at the California Institute of Technology in astrophysics with Lynne Hillenbrand. I'm currently in the final year of my PhD work with Marc Pinsonneault and Jennifer Johnson here at Ohio State. My thesis is focused on learning the physics of what's going on inside of stars through measurements of their rotation. This has links both to better understanding planets around such stars, and to understanding how our galaxy was assembled.

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