Eclipses, Your Phone and Relativity!

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 18:09

Our cafe on March 6 was a great talk by Lesley Simanton-Coogan who is the Planetarium Director and a Lecturer at the University of North Georgia in the Department of Physics.  She discussed the upcoming August 21st solar eclipse.  Parts of North Georgia are in this narrow path of totality, and North Georgia will not be so close to a total solar eclipse again in over a lifetime.  She explained how Einstein's theory of relativity was confirmed during eclipses early in the 1900's.    

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