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The director of Michigan State University’s Abrams Planetarium is in Chile today and will observe the total eclipse of the sun as its path crosses South America.

Shannon Schmoll is working on an unrelated project at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. She describes the facility as being “one peak over” in the Andes Mountains from the SOAR telescope. MSU is a part-owner of SOAR.

This week on Current State, a talk with one of the candidates running for mayor of Lansing. Also, meet the former educator in Grand Ledge public schools inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame! We'll take a stroll along a Michigan Labor Day holiday tradition. 


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Hundreds of students and families descended on the lawn of the Michigan State University Observatory to observe the solar eclipse. 


Current Sports | August 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
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Solar Eclipse; Scott Pohl Lansing Lugnuts; Detroit Lions Preseason; MSU Football; Bill Feraco; East Lansing; High School Football; Ohio State Buckeyes.


'Grandaddy Of Eclipses' Happens Monday

Aug 18, 2017
moon in front of the sun
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A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on August 21, 2017, and people have been making travel plans for months to get the best glimpse of it.

 


John French wearing eclipse glasses.
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A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on August 21, 2017, and people are already making travel plans to get the best glimpse of it.

WKAR’s Morning Edition host Brooke Allen spoke with John French from Abrams Planetarium to find out more.