Thanks to Jean Creighton and UWM

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Michael Bakich, Planetarium Director Jean Creighton, and David Eicher at the UWM Olson Planetarium, May 10, 2017. Photo by Chris Eicher.

A special thanks to Jean Creighton, my son Chris Eicher, and everyone else who was involved with last week’s talk in Milwaukee. 

Senior Editor Michael Bakich joined me for a special presentation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Manfred Olson Planetarium, thanks to its director, Jean. 

Michael spoke at length about the upcoming August 21 total solar eclipse. I gave a shorter presentation about recent tremendous discoveries in astrophysics. We had a really nice crowd, and after an hour, a pretty good barrage of questions. You know things have gone OK when 8-year-old kids are asking about the mechanics of black holes and what came before the Big Bang! 

It was a great experience, and immediately thereafter I was blindsided by a migraine — and am still catching up on tons of work and correspondence!! 

But many thanks to Jean, UWM, and Chris, for that great evening. 

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