The Solar Eclipse

March 26 | 6 PM
Decorah Public Library Mezzanine

The Decorah Public Library is thrilled to announce an enlightening evening program centered around the marvels of solar eclipses, presented by Dr. Tim Folkerts. This special event will take place on March 26 at 6 pm in the mezzanine at Decorah Public Library. 

Dr. Tim Folkerts, a proud Iowa native, esteemed physicist, and seasoned educator will guide attendees through the fascinating world of solar and lunar eclipses. Having nurtured a passion for science from a young age, Dr. Folkerts brings a wealth of knowledge from his academic journey, which includes a double major in Physics and Mathematics from Central College, Pella, IA, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Davis. His rich career spans research in superconductivity at Iowa State University and educational roles in colleges across Iowa, Kansas, and Indiana, alongside managing a small planetarium in Kansas. 

The program will cover a range of intriguing topics, including: 

The Cosmic Dance: Understanding the positioning of the sun, moon, and earth required for a solar eclipse, and contrasting this with the more common lunar eclipses. 

Eclipses Through Time: Exploring significant past and future eclipse dates, delving into their historical, religious, and cultural significances. 

The April Eclipse Path and Timing: Detailing the trajectory and timing specifics of the upcoming solar eclipse. 

Safe Eclipse Viewing: Sharing various methods and tips for safely experiencing the wonder of an eclipse. 

This event promises to be an enlightening experience for astronomy enthusiasts and casual observers alike. The Decorah Public Library is excited to offer this unique opportunity to learn from an expert like Dr. Folkerts, whose passion for education and astronomy is sure to captivate and educate all attendees. 

Don’t miss this chance to journey through the mysteries of solar and lunar eclipses with a seasoned physicist and passionate educator. Mark your calendars for March 26 at 6 pm and join us at the Decorah Public Library for an evening of astronomical discovery. 

  • Event Attendance Mode: Physical Event


Mar 26 2024


6:00 pm


Decorah Public Library Mezzanine
Second Floor


Zach Row-Heyveld
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