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In the Moon’s Shadow – Chasing Eclipses

Friday, February 16 | 7:30 PM

McDonnel Hall, 162
McDonnell Hall, St. Louis, Missouri 63130

Angela Speck has a doctorate in Astronomy from University College London and has been a Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Physics & Astronomy since her arrival at University of Texas at San Antonio in Fall 2019. Prior to joining UTSA, she was at the University of Missouri (MU) for 17 years where she built the MU astronomy program. Her research interests include stardust, infrared astronomy, and stellar evolution, as well as science education and public outreach. In addition, Speck was a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Council from 2011-14, a member of the congressionally appointed FACA committee: Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC, 2013-2016), and has co-chaired the AAS Solar Eclipse taskforce since its inception in 2014. She became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2022. Dr. Speck’s academic career exemplifies the idea that there should be a strong synergy between the research, teaching and service components for any faculty member.

The St. Louis Astronomical Society is an organization for individuals interested in astronomy and telescopes. The public is invited to attend its meetings, telescope observing sessions, and special events. For more information about Astronomical Society events, please visit www.slasonline.org. The St. Louis Astronomical Society (SLAS) is distributing FREE solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last) to attendees.

Free parking will be available.


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Angela Speck, PhD., from University of Texas at San Antonio will be the February speaker presenting, "In the Moon’s Shadow – Chasing Eclipses"
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