All posts by Jay Pasachoff

Jay Pasachoff, Chair of the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group on Eclipses, is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College and is on sabbatical at Caltech. He has viewed 48 solar eclipses, and is an expert on both their use for scientific observations and their use for public education. Pasachoff is past president of the International Astronomical Union’s Commission on Education and Development. He received the Education Prize of the American Astronomical Society. Pasachoff is the author of textbooks on astronomy and of the Field Guide to the Stars and Planets.

By Jay Pasachoff on June 29, 2019 in
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On July 2, the path of totality of a total solar eclipse will cross the Pacific Ocean, including Oeno Island, and then cross Chile and Argentina. The observations at this minimum phase of the sunspot cycle will provide important information about the solar corona, and will fill in the ordinary gaps between on-disk extreme-ultraviolet imaging and satellite imaging of the outer corona.

By Jay Pasachoff on May 29, 2019 in
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To test Albert Einstein’s prediction, with his General Theory of Relativity, with observations from the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919, observers led by Arthur Eddington went to Principe.

By Jay Pasachoff on August 20, 2017 in
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It is time for Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

By Jay Pasachoff on February 26, 2017 in
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Preparation for the annular solar eclipse in Patagonia, the southern part of Argentina and Chile, on February 26.

By Jay Pasachoff on August 21, 2016 in
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Title: The Minus-first anniversary of the Great American Eclipse

By Jay Pasachoff on March 6, 2016 in
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Title: The Indonesian total solar eclipse of 8/9 March 2016

By Jay Pasachoff on October 21, 2014 in
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By Jay Pasachoff on August 21, 2014 in
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