Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Eclipse talk at Brandon Museum and Visitors Center

Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m.—BRANDON—The Brandon Museum and Visitors Center, 4 Grove St., will host John Peterson to give a talk about all kinds of celestial signs and portents, from eclipses to comets, on Saturday at 11 a.m. John Peterson is a retired history teacher from Rutland High School and local historian. He’ll discuss how long ago people explored the world by tracking the movements of stars and planets — and how they learned how to predict eclipses. Solar eclipses are when the moon passes in front of the sun; lunar eclipses are when the earth gets in between and blocks the sunlight from shining on the moon.

In his talk, he’ll discuss how different cultures across the world have reacted to eclipses.

Peterson said he plans on the event to be more of a discussion than a lecture and encourages folks to join who have questions and/or knowledge to share.

For more information, visit: or call 802-247-6401.

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