The History, Science And Opportunity In A Total Solar Eclipse

Aug 21, 2017

Crowds of students, faculty and community members in Parkville, Missouri, struggled to see the solar eclipse through mostly cloudy skies.
Credit Luke X. Martin / KCUR 89.3

As the country prepared for the first total solar eclipse over the continental United States in decades, the Up To Date crew headed into the path of totality for a live broadcast from Parkville, Missouri, and the campus of Park University. We found out why scientists, students and historians were excited about the celestial event.