UE is looking forward to the total eclipse experience!

Monday, April 8, 2024 at 2:02 p.m. CDT

The University of Evansville is excited to announce UEclipse, an event to celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, with a presentation by astrophysicist and UE alumna Maria Weber '08, PhD, that will highlight what to expect ahead of the phenomenon. On Monday, April 8, residents of neighborhoods near the UE campus are encouraged to join our community to view this spectacular event.

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Keynote Speaker

From Eclipses to Magnetism: The Secret Life of the Sun

Maria Weber ’08, PhD
Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
Eykamp Hall, second floor, Ridgway University Center — printable map

Maria Weber ’08, PhD, holds bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Philosophy from UE, and she earned a PhD in Physics from Colorado State University. Her PhD research focused on studying the Sun's magnetism and internal processes with computer simulations. From 2014-2017, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter in Exeter, United Kingdom, where she focused on modeling the interior and magnetism of the smallest stars in our galaxy. She received a prestigious National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship, which she held jointly with the University of Chicago and the Adler Planetarium from 2017-2019. Her passion for teaching, stellar physics research, and science communication outreach have led her on an exciting journey around the world. She is regarded as an expert in magnetic flux emergence, the processes by which the magnetic fields of the Sun and other stars make their way to a star’s surface. Today, she is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Director of the Wiley Planetarium at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Use the link below to register for the From Eclipses to Magnetism: The Secret Life of the Sun presentation.

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