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"The Total Solar Eclipse: Describing the Ineffable" (A Free, Virtual Lecture)

November 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Registration is required for this free, virtual event. Go to: https://bit.ly/SolarEclipseTalk

Hamptons Observatory, and co-host Suffolk County Community College, are pleased to present a free, virtual lecture by Dr. Kate Russo.

A total solar eclipse is a powerful event to witness. Some find the experience so profoundly moving that they repeatedly travel great distances to view them. Others have been inspired to express their experience in poetry, music and art. In this presentation, renown solar eclipse aficionado and author, Dr. Kate Russo, will delve deep into a simple yet surprisingly complex question: What is it like to experience a total solar eclipse? She will also share tips about how to prepare for the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Dr. Kate Russo is an author, psychologist, and eclipse chaser who has seen 13 total solar eclipses from six continents over two decades. Founder of Being in the Shadow, Kate is a leading expert in the human experience of totality and a recognized authority on community eclipse planning. With her passionate and engaging presentations, media interviews, articles, books and more, she has convinced audiences worldwide to experience the awe and wonder of a total solar eclipse – by being in the shadow.
Hamptons Observatory extends its deepest thanks to Dr. Russo for generously taking the time to share her expertise, and to co-host Suffolk County Community College for its kind collaboration.

While this lecture is free, donations to support our programs are needed and deeply appreciated. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our mission, please “Add a Donation to Hamptons Observatory” when you register for this lecture. Thanks!

Hamptons Observatory (HO), a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit that relies on public support, has served the community since 2005. Its mission: to foster interest in science, particularly astronomy, through educational programs such as lectures, star parties, portable planetarium shows and other events. HO has established the first astronomical observatory on the South Fork of Long Island (in East Hampton), complete with Long Island’s largest research-grade telescope. Hamptons Observatory offers all of its public programs free-of-charge (although donations are greatly appreciated) so that everyone can learn about and enjoy the universe around them. To join our email list for news and event notices, please email [email protected].


November 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


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