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On August 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. Randall Milstein, Oregon State University’s astronomer-in-residence through the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium, will present “There Goes the Sun,” a discussion of the history and science of solar eclipses, as well as expectations for the upcoming total eclipse, on July 18 at OSU-Cascades Science Pub.
Milstein teaches astronomy in the OSU physics department, as well as seminars in the OSU Honors College. He is also a faculty member in the OSU College of Earth, Ocean,and Atmospheric Sciences.
Milstein studied fine arts, and received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in earth sciences. He received a Ph.D. in geology from Oregon State University. His research interests include astrogeology, impact- cratering dynamics, and archaeoastronomy.
Milstein presents to the public frequently on topics of science, astronomy and science fiction in popular culture.
His presentation takes place in advance of events hosted by OSU-Cascades in celebration of the upcoming eclipse and OSU’s Space Grant designation.
OSU-Cascades Science Pubs engage community members in the work underway by Oregon State researchers and scholars from both the Corvallis and Bend campuses. Since 2009, OSU-Cascades has hosted about 50 Science Pubs on topics ranging from fermentation science to forest fires to autism.
Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Science Pubs are free to community members, but reservations are required. Space is limited to 100 guests.
Register by 5:00pm the day prior to each Science Pub at http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs
About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s branch campus in Bend, Ore., features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and four graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. The branch campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015; its new campus opened in 2017.