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Eclipse Talk: Doug Roberts to share astronomy expertise at Aug. 3 Omni Theater celebrity lecture

In honor of the solar eclipse that will take place Aug. 21 – dubbed the Great American Eclipse – Doug Roberts, Ph.D., will speak at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History as part of its Celebrity Lecture Series.

According to a news release, The Great American Eclipse will be visible to up to 500 million people in North American during its partial and total phases. The shadow of the moon will cover a 70-mile-wide path across the continent for the first time in almost 100 years.

Roberts’ lecture will be free and will discuss the science behind eclipses. He will speak at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 in the museum’s Omni Theater.

The release states that Roberts has been with the museum since late 2016 when he joined as its first chief technology officer. He is actively involved in research with telescopes to learn more about the black hole at the center of our galaxy and has used the Very Large Array radio telescope as well as the Hubble Space Telescope.


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