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Pacific sources for Great American Eclipse 2017

Aug 9, 2017

The Great American Eclipse 2017 may be the most significant astronomical event that we will see in our lifetime and University of the Pacific faculty are ready to provide clear, concise insights on the eclipse. Contact then directly for interviews or contact Keith Michaud, Pacific's media relations manager, for assistance.

Astronomy, cosmology

Jim Hetrick, professor of physics and data science at University of the Pacific, has written extensively on physics and astrophysics, and can explain what to expect for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. He can explain the beginnings of the universe, what will happen during the eclipse as the moon's shadow moves across the country, and why this is such an extraordinary astronomical event. He can also provide tips for safely viewing the eclipse. His area of research includes cosmology and he teaches astronomy and other courses related to modern physics.
Contact: Jim Hetrick | 209.946.3128 (Office) | 209.518.7835 (Cell) | jhetrick@pacific.edu

Astrophysics, universe formation

Daniel Jontof-Hutter, an assistant professor of physics at University of the Pacific, is a former postdoctoral fellow at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, and the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable World at Pennsylvania State University. He has written on astronomy, planetary science, planet formation and the universe. He can explain how the universe works and why the Great American Eclipse is such an extraordinary event.
Contact: Daniel Jontof-Hutter | 209.946.3126 (Office) | 301.741.2659 (Cell) | djontofhutter@pacific.edu   

Media contact:
Keith Michaud | 209.946.3275 (office) | 209.470.3206 (cell) | kmichaud@pacific.edu

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