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August 29, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Burlington, IA 52601
The Great Eclipse of August 1869
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Total Solar Eclipse August 7, 1869 Burlington, Iowa; The 150th Anniversary

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Don’t miss an out-of-this-world presentation by Jerry Rigdon at the Burlington Public Library on August 29 at 6:30PM. Jerry will discuss the 150th Anniversary of the Great Eclipse of 1869. Learn about the pathway of the eclipse across the United State and how it influenced star-gazing and space exploration in Southeast, Iowa. Jerry Rigdon is a former Mayor of Burlington, former Methodist pastor, amateur astronomer, amateur historian, frequent rider on the Curiosity Train.