February 19, 2024

Exploring the Eclipse

Join The Dallas Morning News' science reporter Adithi Ramakrishnan on Monday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. for a conversation with UTA Planetarium Director Levent Gurdemir and UTA faculty members Kimberly Breuer, Erin Carlson, and Yue Deng as they discuss the history, science, and health effects of solar eclipses.

Meet the Moderator

Adithi Ramakrishnan

Adithi Ramakrishnan is a reporting fellow at The Dallas Morning News who covers science and research in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Adithi Ramakrishnan

Meet the Panel

Kimberly Breuer

Kimberly Breuer, an associate professor of instruction in history, specializes in the history of science and technology. Her current research focuses on UT Arlington’s celestial map collection.

Kimberly Breuer

Erin Carlson

Erin Carlson is a clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, where she is the founding director of graduate public health programs.

Erin Carlson

Yue Deng

Yue Deng is a distinguished professor of space physics in the Department of Physics. Her research interests include global 3D modeling of the upper atmosphere and space weather prediction.

Yue Deng

Levent Gurdemir

Levent Gurdemir is director of the Planetarium. He is an author of many peer-reviewed articles on astronomy and is a member of the International Planetarium Society.

Levent Gurdemir

Watch the Livestream

Wasn't able to register for the Exploring the Eclipse panel discussion? Watch the livestream here.

Photo of UTA Planetarium exterior.

About the UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium is one of the three largest planetariums in Texas located in Arlington on The University of Texas at Arlington campus. With its 60-foot dome projection surface, fully digital projection system, and advanced software, UTA Planetarium provides unparalleled views of the night sky, the solar system, stars, and distant galaxies — all complemented with Dolby® surround sound. The theater provides comfortable reclining seats for an audience of nearly 150 and is wheelchair friendly. UTA Planetarium is the perfect tool to inspire students' interest in science and technology as well as to teach challenging concepts to students of any age.

UTA Planetarium Location & Parking Information

UTA Planetarium (Map)
700 Planetarium Place
Arlington, TX 76019

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