Astronomy Magazine Editors speak at Manfred Olson Planetarium

Astronomy Magazine’s David Eicher and Michael Bakich spoke at the UWM Planetarium on Wednesday evening, May 10, 2017, to an enthusiastic crowd. Editor-in-Chief David’s talk, “The New Cosmos: Astronomy’s Big Discoveries” offered a glance into the biggest developments in the field over the last 10 years, from dark matter to the Big Bang and the fate of life on Earth. Senior Editor Michael Bakich spoke about the upcoming solar eclipse that will pass through the entire continental United States on August 21, 2017. He conveyed the awe of seeing a total solar eclipse. Bakich touched on what to bring, like a satellite phone if you want to be sure to be reachable,  and where to be for the eclipse. This eclipse could attract over 100 million people in the US.

Astronomy Magazine, the world’s largest circulation publication on the subject (over 100,000 print circulation), is based near Milwaukee in Waukesha. Audience members and staff raved that this was a great collaborative event for the everyone involved.

This summer, we will be preparing for the Solar Eclipse with a special show, The Sun’s Disappearing Act on July 21, 28 to August 4, 11, 17 & 18. See the history, culture and science of the solar eclipse be performed before you in the planetarium by staff members and Director Jean Creighton. The solar eclipse will be on August 21, 2017 with a special event at Kenwood Blvd. and Maryland Ave. that will include food, music, eye wear and more!