Lecture Series Continues with Tom Traub’s “Getting Ready for the Upcoming Solar Eclipses” on May 17 at 7:30pm

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Contributing Writer
Laurie Livingston
Martz-Kohl Observatory Board of Directors

As part of the Martz-Kohl Observatory Lecture Series, Tom Traub will speak on “Getting Ready for the Upcoming Solar Eclipses” on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Did you know that two solar eclipses will be visible in Western New York within the next year? Did you know that there are four different types of solar eclipses? Do you know how to safely view a solar eclipse? NASA Eclipse Ambassador and experienced amateur astronomer, Tom Traub, will explain how and why eclipses happen and what you can expect to experience. Tom is Vice President of the Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association, Inc. (MMMAA), the nonprofit organization that operates the Martz-Kohl Observatory. More info: https://martzobservatory.org

This lecture is live at the Martz-Kohl Observatory located close to Jamestown at 176 Robbin Hill Rd, Frewsburg, NY 14738. It will also be streamed via Zoom. You are encouraged to come to the observatory to meet Tom and join in our always lively Q&A after his talk. Later we offer tours and, if the weather cooperates, viewing opportunities through the big telescopes. Dress appropriately for the weather as you would for outdoors. While the classroom is heated, the domes are not.