Know Cosmos - Weird History of Eclipses
Thursday, August 17 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Did you know that Columbus tricked the Arawak Indians into feeding him and his crew for almost four
months with a lunar eclipse? That astronomers proved Einstein's theory of relativity using a solar eclipse?
That an eclipse once stopped a war? Eclipses can be shocking and scary if you don't know what's
happening. We'll talk about eclipse myths and history from around the world.
Presented by Meg Thatcher from the Five College Astronomy Department at Smith College.