Annular Solar Eclipse over Albuquerque with Professor Joel Weisberg
Carls in New Mexico
invite you to the Annular Solar Eclipse
over Albuquerque with Professor Joel Weisberg
Saturday, October 14, 2023
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Home of Diane Harrison Ogawa '84
and Greg Ogawa '85
13609 Barranca Vista Ct NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111-9246
This event is free with light beverages and pastries provided.
What to Bring
Please bring your own lawn chair/blanket and perhaps a jacket as you'll be sitting outside for a rather long period.
Registration required by Monday, October 2.
Join fellow Carls in the Albuquerque area and hosts Diane Harrison Ogawa '84 and Greg Ogawa '85 for an annular solar eclipse watch/social gathering with Professor Joel Weisberg. The annular solar eclipse neatly bisects New Mexico and you will see the dramatic sight of the Sun as a thin ring, almost but not completely eclipsed by the Moon. Daylight will be dimmed considerably, but not dark like a total solar eclipse. This eerie sight can be enjoyed with eclipse glasses and other safe viewing methods. This is a rare and spectacular event that can only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface.
Joel Weisberg is the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, Emeritus, at Carleton College. He taught astronomy and physics courses, and also taught several multidisciplinary courses in the areas of environmental and technology studies and in science policy. Joel’s research is in the area of radio astronomy, particularly in the study of pulsars, which are rapidly spinning neutron stars the size of Northfield containing more mass than the Sun. He has co-authored 68 scientific articles with colleagues across the world and with Carleton students, and continues to work with some of them. Joel loves to share sunsets, the night sky, solar eclipses, and modern astronomy with others, and he has done so on numerous alumni journeys, including tours in the southwestern U.S., Oregon, Hawaii, Chile, Turkey, Australia, and Mexico.
Contact Alumni Relations via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-729-2586. You are welcome to direct astronomical (not logistical) questions to Joel Weisberg at email@example.com .