Fawnskin, CA January 14, 2014 – On Thursday January 16th at 4:00pm, join guest speaker Jay Pasachoff, a Harvard educated Astronomer and leading scientist on solar eclipses, at the Big Bear Discovery Center for a stunning presentation of  “The Sun and Solar Eclipses”.

“The Big Bear Observatory’s telescopes can observe the everyday surface of the Sun every time the sky is clear, but the solar corona, the faint outer atmosphere of the Sun, is visible from the Earth’s surface only during total solar eclipses,” explained Professor Pasachoff. He has observed 58 solar eclipses, 31 of them total, and will describe the recent experiences and how the eclipse observations are linked with ground-based and space-based observations to give the most complete information about our Sun.

Join the Southern California Mountains Foundation and the Big Bear Solar Observatory in welcoming Professor Pasachoff, making this rare appearance at the Big Bear Discovery Center. This spectacular presentation will be open to the public. Admission is free but seating is limited.