American Eclipse

Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

Presented by David Baron

7PM Thursday June 8 at the Shattuck Gallery, 1 Partners Lane, Westport

Author David Baron will discuss his most recent publication “American Eclipse” telling the true story of three pioneering scientists – planet hunter James Craig Watson, astronomer Maria Mitchell, and inventor Thomas Edison -who gathered in the West to observe a total solar eclipse in 1878. An untold tale of ambition, failure, and eventual triumph, the book brings to life the intellectual and technological flowering of late-nineteenth-century America. David Baron is a journalist, author, and broadcaster who has spent his thirty-year career largely in public radio. He has worked as an environment correspondent for NPR, a science reporter for Boston’s WBUR, and health and science editor for PRI’s The World. Suggested donation $5.