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Frontiers of Astronomy Community Lecture:UH astronomer Shadia Habbal, "The Magic of a Disappearing Sun." UH Manoa Art Building auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Campus parking $5.00.

For a few fleeting minutes, once every year or so, the Moon intercepts the light from the Sun, creating a shadow band a few hundred kilometers wide on Earth. It is during this event, known as a total solar eclipse, that stars appear in broad daylight and the intricate beauty of the outer atmosphere of the Sun, or its corona, is revealed. These are precious moments to witness but also precious for making unique observations of the corona. This presentation will highlight the human and scientific achievements that accompany the advent of a total solar eclipse.

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