Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Pace University to Hold Eclipse Viewing Celebration at Pleasantville CampusPLEASANTVILLE – Seeing the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse as an opportunity for education as well as celebration.

Pace University in Pleasantville is inviting the community to attend an eclipse viewing event Monday, Aug. 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on campus featuring a Q&A with Astronomy Professor Matt Ganis.

Pace University is located at 861 Bedford Road in Pleasantville.  Main Quad (entrance 2)

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles wide. Although the Northeast is not in the “Totality Zone,” the eclipse will be partially visible here.  A solar telescope and eclipse viewing glasses will be available.

Pace University’s new President Marvin Krislov and Q&A with Matt Ganis is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Astronomy at Pace University. Ganis teaches undergraduate and graduate levels. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Information Systems from Pace University as well as a Master of Science degree in Astronomy from the University of Western Sydney Australia. He has authored or co-authored over 20 papers in both of his fields of interest ranging from programming techniques/System Administration/TCP/IP networking to topics on Stellar Evolution and Radio Astronomy. He is a Pace University student and alumni mentor as well as Academic Ambassador from IBM to Pace University. Ganis is a member of the Westchester Amateur Astronomers, Astronomical League and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

*Refreshments will be served

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