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Astronomy professor Donna Pierce speaks with a microphone before assembly of students at Henderson Ward Stewart's gymnasium.

Spreading eclipse knowledge, safety

Donna Pierce, MSU associate professor of physics and astronomy, speaks to students at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary about the upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Pierce spoke to students throughout the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District about eclipse safety and answered scientific questions about the eclipse. She will give a public lecture Sunday in advance of MSU's eclipse viewing event Monday on the Drill Field.

Photo by: Megan Bean

August 18, 2017