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Understanding and ENJOYING the Upcoming Solar

Bob Koester 

Tuesday, August 8
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mayer Room,
Howe Library

On August 21st, America will be abuzz with excitement about a rare astronomical event. Beginning around 10:00 in the morning, Pacific Daylight Time, the shadow of the moon will sweep from Oregon's Pacific coast to the shores of South Carolina. Ten million people living within the path of totality, joined by millions of visitors, will witness nature's greatest spectacle, a totally eclipsed sun. And for the first time in more than 99 years, everyone in the 48 contiguous states will see a partial eclipse. Here in the Upper Valley, the sun will become 60% covered.

In his presentation, Bob Koester, who has traveled the world chasing eclipses, will share his insights into the solar eclipse experience. Whether or not you are able to travel to totality, you will want to take advantage of this opportunity to better understand, safely view and, most importantly, ENJOY this upcoming historic event.

Bob Koester has led Osher courses on The Transit of Venus, Richard Strauss and – for both Osher and Adventures in Learning – The Trans-Siberian Railroad and Discovering the Pacific Northwest. Bob has also led Osher Study/Travel programs for total solar eclipse trips to Turkey in 2006 and to the South Pacific in 2012. In August he will be leading a group of Osher and AIL members on a tour of the Pacific Northwest which will include viewing the upcoming eclipse in central Oregon. In addition to astronomy, his interests include music, history and wine.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

Osher at the Movies

Great Films 2017 Series

The Canoe Club Discount: 25% discount on lunch for Osher members who dine immediately after each film screening.

Osher members and their friends receive free admission! Don't forget to wear your Osher name badge.

Friday, August 18Register Now!
10:00 AM
Nugget Theaters
Thelma and Louise (1991)

Thelma and Louise – Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt. An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

Thelma & Louise

Wednesday, September 13Register Now!
10:00 AM
Nugget Theaters
Four Feathers (1939)

Four Feathers – John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez. Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades - disguised as an Arab.

Four Feathers


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Last Updated: 7/26/17