A talk about solar eclipses this evening in Corner Brook; get ready for a total eclipse of the sun on Monday

    Wednesday, 3 April 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    In early August 1766, a significant eclipse was observed in Burgeo by the not yet famous British explorer James Cook.

    Everyone is invited to the Corner Brook Museum and Archives to talk about solar will present a talk on “Captain Cook’s Eclipse” this evening at 7:30 with Professor Olaf Janzen. On Monday, Newfoundland will experience a total eclipse of the sun. This is a rare event, but it is not an unprecedented one. In early August 1766, a significant eclipse was observed in Burgeo by the not yet famous British explorer James Cook. Janzen explains why Cook happened to be in Burgeo at the time, and how his observations played a critical part in his appointment in 1768 to command the expedition to the South Pacific. You can also leave with a pair of certified eclipse viewing glasses to see the solar eclipse.

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