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St. Norbert College Professor to Lead Activities During Solar Eclipse Experience

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From St. Norbert College, August 17, 2017
by Mike Counter,, 920-403-3089

Michael Olson, assistant professor of physics at St. Norbert College, will take part in the rare solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. on the CityDeck, 301 North Washington St. in downtown Green Bay. Olson will lead educational eclipse trivia and other activities.

Olson works in the summer at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He gives presentations to national conferences and is invited to present his "Sandwich of Nails" and physics demonstration shows around the country as part of science workshops for elementary and middle school children, as well as at community celebrations.

Before joining the St. Norbert College faculty, Olson was the Kent State University Planetarium operator, and conducted planetarium shows for university physics and astronomy students as well as the public.

NASA-approved solar viewers will be offered to the first 100 people who attend the event at noon. 1:16 p.m. is the best time to view the solar eclipse in Green Bay.

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