Contemplating Our Place in the Universe

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Witnessing the Historic 2017 Solar Eclipse at Belwin

On Monday, August 21, 2017, members of the Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS) and Belwin Conservancy converged at Belwin’s Joseph J. Casby Observatory to witness a historic event: the 2017 eclipse, which was visible only in the United States. MAS members David Truchot and Jon Hayman operated the Lunt and 130mm telescopes inside the Joseph J.… Continue Reading Witnessing the Historic 2017 Solar Eclipse at Belwin

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