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NASA Scientist to Speak after Eclipse at USI


Dr. Sara Zwart will offer a virtual presentation about nutrition and spaceflight

What are you doing after the eclipse? USI hopes you’ll stick around for a presentation from a NASA Scientist. WNIN’s John Gibson has more:

As part of the university’s Solarpalooza on Monday, April 8th, Dr. Sara Zwart will offer a virtual presentation, “Nutritional Biochemistry of Spaceflight” from 3-4 p.m. in the Health Professions Center.

The presentation from the Johnson Space Center in Houston will begin about an hour after the totality of the eclipse.

Dr. Beth Young, Chair of USI Food and Nutrition, says Dr. Zwart will explain the science behind space nutrition and how gravity impacts nutrient absorption and metabolism.

USI is one of a number of viewing locations for the April 8th eclipse.

Others include the Evansville Riverfront, Angel Mounds, Wesselman Woods, the Vanderburgh 4-H Center…or your own backyard.

Officials warn you must wear approved eclipse glasses to safely watch the celestial event.

Residents with a valid library card can get free protective glasses at EVPL locations.

Glasses can also be found at Indiana state parks and a number of businesses.