Dr. Ben McGimsey, senior lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, can discuss the following:

  • The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, including what makes this total solar eclipse event unique and what scientists can learn from total solar eclipses.
  • How and where to view this total solar eclipse safely.
  • Recent astronomy events in the news, such as the New Horizons Flyby of Pluto and the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.
  • What we now know about our solar system, how our solar system formed and how it might change in the future.
  • The discovery of planets outside of our solar system and what we are learning about them.

McGimsey holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Florida.

If you would like to contact Dr. McGimsey directly, please email him at [email protected].

For more information about Georgia State’s viewing events for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, visit http://www.astro.gsu.edu/eclipse/.