Eclipse Mania - 1978!
Eclipse mania is nothing new to Augustana, as evidenced by this series of correspondence between Professor Harry E. Nelson and none other than Neil Armstrong! The former astronaut played a pivotal role in convincing United Airlines to work with Prof. Nelson and his associates to arrange a special eclipse-viewing flight for the solar eclipse that happened on February 26, 1979. For more information about the 1979 eclipse, see the links below for an article from the New York Times and a video from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
For all kinds of information about the upcoming eclipse on August 21, 2017, see the following website provided by NASA: