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Date: April 8, 2024
Time: All Day

Poplar Bluff is the in the path of totality for the eclipse on April 8, 2024. Below are the events we have going on both before and during the eclipse!

Thursday, April 4
Poetry Slam: 6-7 p.m., Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center – Lecture Hall, hosted by the TRC English Department
Spring Showcase: 7 p.m., Tinnin Fine Arts Center, performance by the TRC Music Department

Friday, April 5
Campus will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Monday. Vehicular traffic will be prohibited.

Monday, April 8
Tom Akers: 10 a.m., Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Hear from retired NASA Astronaut and Poplar Bluff resident, Tom Akers. Read about Tom Akers.

Isaac Laseter: 11 a.m., Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Listen to Poplar Bluff native, TRC alumnus, and Ph.D. Candidate in Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Isaac Laseter give a presentation related to the eclipse.

Isaac Laseter Bio: I am originally from Poplar Bluff, Mo., and a graduate of PBHS. I obtained a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Astronomy from the University of Texas. I am currently in the fourth year of my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I am an observational cosmologist studying the formation and evolution of structure in the Universe to constrain our models on dark energy and dark matter. I am an active member of a core James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) team called the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES), which has taken the deepest observations of the Universe to date. I am also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, which is one of the most prestigious U.S.-based fellowships. I am an invited scientist at Oxford University, and I have given talks at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Missouri State University, Oxford University, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Flatiron Institute, and the University of Paraíba Valley. Outside of research, I am a skydiving instructor and camera flyer.

Dr. Paul Larson: 12 p.m., Tinnin Fine Arts Center
In this brief talk, Dr. Larson, Three Rivers College Instructor in Physics, will explain why eclipses occur by discussing the orbits of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. Also, attendees will learn how to watch the eclipse and when to expect the next one.

Eclipse: 1:08 p.m.

See Eclipse 2024 events happening at the Poplar Bluff Public Library.

Main Campus
2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Office Hours (June and July): Monday – Thursday,
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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