UK professor talks solar eclipse at Skytalk Series lecture

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - With the total solar eclipse less than a week away, a University of Kentucky professor offered some insight into the event at a lecture Thursday night.

The talk was free and open to the public, and was part of U.K.'s weekly Sky Talk Series.

While people in Lexington and parts of Eastern Kentucky will be able to see a partial eclipse, Professor Tom Troland of the U.K.'s Physics and Astronomy Department hopes that people will travel west to get the full experience.

"Anyone with a sense of awe of the natural world will be excited by this. So I'm hoping that many people who were in the audience tonight will take the opportunity to get into the total eclipse zone and see that total eclipse. If they do it they will never forget it."

The total solar eclipse will occur on Monday August 21st.

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