This series was the most watched academic series of videos posted by UO on single topic. This series shows how a training in design psychology helps one identify what exactly people are missing in scientific communication and how to help a scientist explain concisely what people really need and want to know.
How dark will it get in my town?
It will get darker and duskier everywhere,
but it’s complicated because of how our eyes adjust to light . . .
If I am not at totality, what will I actually see?
You will see shadow effects and the crescent sun, both amazing things
are part of the partial eclipse that everyone will see to some degree . . .
What if it’s cloudy during the Eclipse?
Sadly, if it’s overcast, it’s over, with a few exceptions . . .
I keep hearing about Bailey’s Beads and the Corona, what are they?
Bailey’s Beads are produced by light going through mountains on the moon!
And the usually invisible corona is an aura of plasma that surrounds the sun . . .
Do I really need solar glasses? Where do I get good ones?
Yes, you need to wear glasses, you are never supposed
to look at the sun, the Eclipse is no different . . .
Molly Blancett, Dusty Whitaker, Travis Worrell, Travis Straus
Professor Scott Fisher