Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 is the First Day of Class

Monday, August 21st, 11:47am—First day of classes!
100% totality of the moon going in front of the sun is only visible north and east of here, but here in Denver we can see 93% totality!  You will want to be outside from 11:40-11:50am at the very least.  The next total solar eclipse visible from Colorado isn’t until 2045.  Don’t miss this one!  Never look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses!  Sunglasses are not strong enough.

Eclipse timeline
Eclipse begins 10:23am
93% Totality in Denver:  11:47am—lasts about 2 minutes
Eclipse ends 1:14am

Where:  Look for the SCAMS/EAS booth at Welcome Week the Tivoli Quad where people will be joining together to watch the eclipse from 10:00-2:00.  Gather on the Tivoli lawn from 11:40-11:50 for best viewing.

Get your eclipse glasses in Science 2028, the EAS office.  Glasses have been provided by the Earth and Atmospheric Science Department's Meteorology Program.  If you appreciate the glasses, take a selfie in your eclipse glasses or with a group of friends enjoying the eclipse and share on social media so I can see how many of you used them: 
Twitter: @MSUDenverEAS, #eclipse2017, #MSUDenverEclipse
Instagram: #eclipse2017, #MSUDenverEclipse

Enjoy safely!

Check out this awesome video, "Why a total solar eclipse is such a big deal"
This article lets you punch in your zip code to see what time and how much totality you will see:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Advising Flow Chart and Meteorology Program Recruiting Movie

I created this flowchart to emphasize how important it is for meteorology majors to get started on their math and physics courses very early on.  Grab your own copy from the bulletin board outside of SI 2003.  

One day I was on a roll making videos for my online course and took a break to throw this meteorology program recruiting video together.  https://youtu.be/T2jOViIoe4Y  Enjoy!