Hundreds Show For Eclipse Expert - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

The Total Solar Eclipse Is on Aug. 21st

Hundreds Show For Eclipse Expert

Posted: Updated:

Hundreds of people showed up to listen to Dr. Katie Russo's experience covering solar eclipses. She's seen 10 of them in her lifetime.

On Aug. 21st, the U.S. will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1979. Monday, eclipse expert, Dr. Katie Russo, gave a presentation to a packed house at the University of Nebraska's Henzilik Hall Auditorium about her experience covering the phenomenon. 

Dr. Russo said, " The total solar eclipse on August 21st i s a really big deal! You happen to live in the right place at the right time to be able to see this."

Nebraska is considered by experts to be one of the best states to view the August eclipse because the main path of the Moon's shadow will cover the state.

Dr. Russo is a psychologist with 20 years of experience and an eclipse chaser for the last 18 years. She watched her first eclipse in 1999, off the coast of France.

"It's something that you're going to remember for the rest of your life, and it's pretty awe-inspiring and very dramatic, very exciting--exhilarating.

The Australian-born expert has traveled the world to observe eclipses.

"The last one that I've seen was in March 2016. We traveled to Indonesia to see that one, and that was very special, well every one is very special," says Dr. Russo.

She's published three books, her latest, "Being In The Shadow," was released in June. She says it's the chance of a lifetime for those that haven't experienced a total solar eclipse.

This event was sponsored by the Hyde Memorial Observatory, it's part of their 40th anniversary, and again, that eclipse is on Aug. 21st.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Northeast sophomore arrested in murder of Edgar Union Jr.

    UPDATE: Northeast sophomore arrested in murder of Edgar Union Jr.

    16-year-old Natavian Morton was taken into custody, charged with second degree murder, two counts of use of weapon to commit a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

    More >>

    16-year-old Natavian Morton was taken into custody, charged with second degree murder, two counts of use of weapon to commit a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

    More >>
  • Lincoln Fire and Rescue at house fire near 61st and Benton

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue at house fire near 61st and Benton

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue at house fire near 61st and Benton

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to fire at  a home near 61st and Benton a little after 7 a.m. LFR says one person knocked on Fire Station Five's door, saying there was a fire. They were able to confirm the fire and quickly responded. Two people had to be rescued from the basement, three others were already outside of the home. No injuries have been reported. Right now, investigators say that the fire appears to have started outside the home and worked its way into the inte...

    More >>

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to fire at  a home near 61st and Benton a little after 7 a.m. LFR says one person knocked on Fire Station Five's door, saying there was a fire. They were able to confirm the fire and quickly responded. Two people had to be rescued from the basement, three others were already outside of the home. No injuries have been reported. Right now, investigators say that the fire appears to have started outside the home and worked its way into the inte...

    More >>
  • Four arrested in a home robbery

    Four arrested in a home robbery

    A teenager is in the hospital after getting robbed and assaulted by four people he knew. 

    More >>

    A teenager is in the hospital after getting robbed and assaulted by four people he knew. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.