Colloquium on 14 September 2015
The Solar Corona at Recent Total Solar Eclipses

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Title: The Solar Corona at Recent Total Solar Eclipses
Speaker: Jay M. Pasachoff (Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.) and Caltech (Pasadena, Cal.))
Date: Monday, 14 September 2015
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium

Abstract

We have been studying the solar corona, its dynamics, and its configuration over the solar-activity cycle, using imaging and spectroscopic techniques.  I will discuss a variety of results from the most recent total solar eclipses, those of 2012 in Australia, 2013 in Gabon, and 2014 in Svalbard.  I will include information about other recent eclipses in Africa, including 1992 from an airplane in the ocean south of Cape Town and 2001 from Zambia, as well as the partial eclipse of 2004 observed from Cape Town and any recent images from Cape Agulhas the day before this talk.

Please note

The speaker is also Chair of the International Astronomical Union Working Group on Eclipses
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