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  • Eclipse 2017: Everything You Need to Know

    Mark LittmannFlorence Andsager and her siblings were playing outside their Kansas farmhouse one afternoon in June 1918 when the cloudless sky began to darken and day turned to night. The children hurried inside and huddled with their parents, the whole family convinced that the world was coming to an end. It was before the days of radio and the family had no way of hearing about a total eclipse of the sun, nor did they know what to expect. Now almost a hundred years later, thanks to advancing technology, we can pinpoint not only the day but also the exact time of an eclipse.


  • UT's Hill Lecture to Host NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca

    Joe PalcaJoe Palca, award-winning science correspondent for National Public Radio, will give the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    The event, sponsored by the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held in the auditorium of the College of Nursing, 1200 Volunteer Blvd. 

    Palca's talk is titled "Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less." 

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