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Community Lecture Series

Community Lecture Series

The Center for Academic Innovation is proud to host the Community Lecture Series. The lectures provide an excellent opportunity for community members to engage with WOU faculty and explore informational topics related to current areas of research and expertise. These monthly presentations are free and open to the public.

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Richard Berry

Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Get the Most from the Experience

Richard Berry, M.Sc.

June 6, 2017 – 5:30-7:00 PM

Instructional Technology Center, Room 205


Each attendee will receive a pair of Eclipse Glasses.

Bio: Richard Berry has been an amateur astronomer and telescope maker for as long as he can remember. At age 13, he ground and polished his first telescope mirror, and went on the complete a dozen more telescopes. He was the editor of Astronomy magazine for 16 years, and has authored several books about astronomy and telescopes.
Mr. Berry plans to observe the eclipse from his own small observatory near Lyons. In addition to taking pictures, he’s participating in an experiment to measure the gravitational deflection of starlight by the Sun, replicating the famous Einstein-Eddington experiment of 1919 that confirmed General Relativity. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A.) and York University (M.Sc.).

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Join us! Everyone in the community is invited to attend.


Location: Instructional Technology Center, Room 205

Parking: Free on-campus parking is available in Lot A, just behind the Instructional Technology Center (ITC).
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Light refreshments will be provided at 5:30pm, and presentation begins at 6:00pm

Questions? Contact Beverly West at 503.838.8796 or westb@wou.edu

Upcoming Events:

Date Speaker Topic
Summer 2017 – Solar Eclipse Series
June 6, 2017 Richard Berry Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Get the Most from the Experience
July 2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-18
Dates and speakers TBA.
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