The Great Solar Eclipse at Appalachian
On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be widely visible from western North Carolina (Great American Eclipse https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/north-carolina/). The College of Arts and Sciences will be taking advantage of this exceptional opportunity by organizing multidisciplinary programing around the topic of eclipses during the spring semester leading up to a culminating event with “Scopes on the Mall” on August 21st, the day before fall classes start.
The College plans to kick off five months of interdisciplinary programing leading up to the eclipse, with our Dean’s Advisory Council Interdisciplinary speaker, Dr. Anthony Aveni, the Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy, Anthropology, and Native American Studies. He will speak on March 27th on “Night in Day: The Great American Eclipse of 2017 – and Its Predecessors.” Between this kick-off event and the August Eclipse, the College of Arts and Sciences will host a number of activities, including poetry readings, writing contests, panel discussion, and more. Check here for more details.