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Experiencing the eclipse

August 30, 2017


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This was one for the history books! The Great American Eclipse brought together people from all over the country to experience this natural phenomenon. Two NNU Film School alumni were featured for their footage of the eclipse, and several hundred NNU community members gathered in Cascade, Idaho for an educational overnight event.

Brothers Josh and Jeremy Wiese had the opportunity to film the eclipse in its totality as part of their work at Northwest Lineman College Productions. They were recently featured in Post, an international publication that exclusively highlights talented people in the tech industry. You can read the article here. Using incredible camera equipment and skill, the brothers were able to record breathtaking footage of the eclipse. You can watch what they filmed here.

On August 21, NNU’s Department of Physics and Engineering hosted "Lights Out in Idaho," an eclipse viewing event in Cascade. 350+ gathered at Trinity Pines Camp and Conference Center and watched the phenomena of the total solar eclipse. Special guest and NNU alum Dr. Jim Zimbelman of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum gave two lectures at the event: the first on planets and the solar system and the second on the science of the eclipse and what to expect during the event. Ari Daniels from PBS’s NOVA was on site to capture reactions from those who attended; watch this video to hear what some of the attendees had to share.

The event in Cascade and the Wiese’s video were a huge success; so many people got to share the eclipse in its incredible totality. We’re already looking forward to the next one in 2024!