Laatsch, UMaine Ph.D. candidate interviewed by Maine Public on eclipse

Maine Public Radio interviewed University of Maine Versant Power Astronomy Center Director Shawn Laatsch and physics Ph.D. candidate Nikita Saini on the excitement surrounding the upcoming total solar eclipse. Saini explained how the alignment and tilt of the Earth, Sun and moon make the occasion very rare to happen in the same place, even though solar eclipses occur about every 18 months. “Total solar eclipses are one of the most dramatic things you will ever see in all of nature,” Laatsch said. Other radio stations shared the Maine Public report, including New Hampshire Public Radio, The Full Story podcast, Connecticut Public and New England Public Media.