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Have You Heard? There's an Eclipse Coming!
Posted on Jun 26th, 2017 Comments (0)
The Activities Committee of Burlingame Country Club hosted on Friday, June 23, a Burlingame Speaker Series event with presenters from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Over 130 people came to hear Lebby Moran and Chris Price discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse taking place in the mid afternoon of Monday, August 21. PARI is the only place in the world where the total solar eclipse will occur directly over some of the most advanced astronomical equipment in the world: two 26-meter radio telescopes and a 12 meter radio telescope. Because of this unique convergence, PARI will be able to conduct scientific study of this eclipse that has never before been possible.
 
For those of you who missed it, or for those who would like to review Ebby's material again, here is the link to her presentation: Eclipse to Remember.
 
PARI is a fascinating place to visit and has a rich history in our space program and with the Department of Defense. Learn more about PARI and its programs by clicking PARI.
 
The next edition of the Burlingame Speaker Series is on Friday, July 21, when the Club welcomes Superintendent Steve Pagano of Gorges State Park. Club members should register to attend on burlingameccwnc.com and non-Club members should register by clicking Hear Steve Pagano.