New England News Collaborative interviews Laatsch about viewing total solar eclipse in the region

The New England News Collaborative interviewed Shawn Laatsch, director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center at the University of Maine, for a story titled “Northern New Englanders hope for clear skies and tourism ahead of 2024 total eclipse.” “I always tell folks the difference between seeing a partial solar eclipse and a total is like the difference between seeing a lightning bug and getting hit by lightning. They really are that spectacular,” Laatsch said. The story aired on Maine Public, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, New England Public Radio (Springfield, Massachusetts) and Connecticut Public shared the story.