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Eclipse of '17: The Action In The Sky

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Solar eclipses (and lunar ones, for that matter) scared our ancestors hundreds and thousands of years ago.

Today we get quite enthusiastic about them; witness the buildup to what's being called the "All-American Eclipse," which will be total in Salem and other Oregon cities on August 21st. 

Count Andrew Fraknoi among the excited.  He teaches astronomy at Foothill College near San Francisco and is one of the leading experts on this eclipse.  Dr. Fraknoi joins us to talk about the celestial events of mid-August.  

LINK: Andrew mentioned the National Science Teachers Association page.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.