Megan and I both travelled for our day jobs to areas of totality for the recent solar eclipse on August 21st (me to Charleston, SC and Megan to Sun Valley, ID). Megan had a conference to work at and I had a talk to give. The eclipse affected both of us profoundly. Our latest piece in the Huffington Post is just one result of that experience. We hope you enjoy it, and please leave a comment. Additionally this week, we received the first advance copies of our latest book "
The total solar eclipse that will take place over North America in a couple of weeks is a chance for millions of people to experience an exciting event (with proper viewing glasses to protect our sensitive eyes, of course!). Given the population’s demographics, it stands to reason that about half of those who will be under the spectacle of totality will be women. This is rather appropriate to reflect on. To quote the title of the best seller by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl Dunn
In honor of the upcoming total solar eclipse (on August 21st, 2017 ☀️🌗🌎), our publisher, Black Dog & Leventhal has launched a new giveaway on Goodreads for our book "Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond". Enter for a chance to win one of the ****15 copies!!**** of this beautiful hardcover book that they've made available for the giveaway. The contest closes on August 14th so winners should receive their copies before the eclipse to learn all about that light. Go to this p
(Pictured: 2008 solar eclipse from Russia. (Kalan, CC BY 3.0)) On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Oregon to South Carolina. This event will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for millions in the United States who will get to experience what happens, for a brief period of time, when day turns to night - assuming the weather cooperates of course. The last time the U.S. had such a coast-to-coast view of a total solar eclipse was almost 100 years ago. There wil