[Courtesy: The Lebanon Reporter] Dan McGlaun has some exciting information to share. The Purdue alum studied math, computer science, electrical engineering and education, however, he found his passion when he witnessed his first total solar eclipse in 1991.
Since learning the technique and necessary calculations, McGlaun has dedicated the last 15 years to tracking and experiencing solar eclipses across the country and beyond.
He created a website, Eclipse2024.org, to help the rest of us learn more.
“There’s no such thing as a degree in eclipse studies. There’s a lot of theory, but a lot of computations as well. I calculate everything myself,” McGlaun said. “I’ve tried to make the website easy to navigate with a simulator, city and community pages, videos, resources and if you wanted to, you could zoom into your own backyard and get made-for-you circumstances for the eclipse.”
We probably recall the media hype and attention on the 2017 eclipse. Everyone was purchasing glasses, schools and business schedules changed and communities gathered at local parks to witness the unique event.