Astronomy Professor Jay Pasachoff on the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse passed from the West Coast to the East Coast, the first time this has happened in 99 years. Jay Pasachoff, Williams’ Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, led a team of students and alumni to Salem, Ore., to observe the eclipse—his 34th.

Pasachoff recently shared his insights on the eclipse with Newsweek and FiveThirtyEight. (He also wrote an essay for Scientific American, available only to subscribers.) And he is featured in Quanta Magazine and in the NOVA documentary “Eclipse Over America,” which airs the evening the eclipse takes place.