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June 16, 2017
For More Information Contact:
Denise Howe, Aging Partners, 402-441-6590
Lee Thomas, Hyde Memorial Observatory Steering Committee,

Eclipse Expert Adds Presentation

Programs now planned at Downtown Senior Center as well as UNL

Those interested in this summer's solar eclipse now have two opportunities to hear from eclipse expert Dr. Kate Russo:

Nebraska will be one of the best states to view the solar eclipse on August 21. It will be the first total solar eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1979.

Russo is a native of Australia and now lives in Northern Ireland. The author, psychologist and eclipse chaser has seen 10 total eclipses worldwide. She has published three books on eclipses and her latest, "Being in the Shadow," was released June 8.

Information on Russo is available at and For more information about the Hyde Observatory and eclipse information, visit More information on Aging Partners is available at

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