Tuesday, August 22, 2017
People across the continental United States were captivated by the solar eclipse that took place on August 21. Oak Ridge, which was in the path of totality of the eclipse, hosted events, and many visitors enjoyed watching the eclipse from the American Museum of Science and Energy and other sites. In advance of the event, AHF staff enjoyed reading about the scientific significance of eclipses. This New York Times article explains how a 1919 solar eclipse helped confirm Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.
This composite image of the eclipse from NASA/Aubrey Gemignani is our favorite photo of this spectacular event!