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August Astronomy: On Monday, Aug. 21, the Much-Anticipated Solar Eclipse Will Take Place—Nine Days After the Perseid Meteor Shower’s Peak

The summer of 2017 marks the 54th anniversary of my first successful expedition to observe a total solar eclipse. The date was July 20, 1963, when our carload of astronomy graduate students from the University of Michigan made the long drive from Ann Arbor to the path of totality in Quebec. Cumulus clouds parted—and we […]