The number one rule for watching the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is not to look directly at the sun without special eyewear, even when it is partially obscured, said Jim Lattis, who directs the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s astronomy outreach center Space Place.
Sea Grant Involvement in New Initiative Will Build Resiliency in 22 Lake Michigan Coastal Communities
Wisconsin Sea Grant is launching a new project to cut erosion and protect Lake Michigan shoreline homes, beaches and harbors.The effort is funded through an award from the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Resilience Grants Program and builds on prior Sea Grant work in Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties.
In Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin Scientists Say Monday's Eclipse Won't Be Total Here But Still Important
Monday's solar eclipse will only be about 80 percent in Wisconsin, but a scientist says the event will still add to knowledge about part of the Sun.
Hundreds of people who converged on UW Space Place at noon Thursday were disappointed to find that all 250 pairs of solar eclipse-viewing glasses were sold out before they were even scheduled to go on sale.
The “Wisconsin Idea,” often described as the most succinct explanation for the university’s role in the state of Wisconsin, will be dissected on campus during 15 lectures this fall in Sociology 496: “FORWARD? The Wisconsin Idea, Past and Present.”
On Monday, Aug. 21, for the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States from coast to coast, bathing the country in the moon’s shadow and providing a unique view of the sun — as long as the clouds stay away. The effects of the partial eclipse in Wisconsin will be subtle, but worth watching nonetheless.
Over two years, UW–Madison students have researched dozens of objects in the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s expansive collection.
Rabble LLC, a Madison startup with UW–Madison roots, offers software to libraries that presents the sound of local musicians in an easy-to-access format.
Madison Public Philosophy, a new student group at UW-Madison, takes philosophy out of the classroom and into the community.