Bob Berman: The Curious History of Invisible Light

  • August 17, 2017
Bob Berman: The Curious History of Invisible Light

On Monday, August 21st residents of just 10 states —and the millions of travelers making the trip for the chance to see a rare phenomenon—will be able to witness the full totality of a solar eclipse.  The totality window spans a mere 70 miles wide.  Astronomer Bob Berman touches on the spectacular beauty of a total eclipse compared to a partial eclipse.

Plus how to verify that your solar glasses are safe. Then we turn our attention to his latest book: “Zapped“. Even during the darkest night sky, all around us, we’re surrounded by light. Science writer Bob Berman joins us to talk about the many kinds of light we cannot see – how they are crucial for life and how they can kill us if we’re not careful.

His new book is called “Zapped: From Infrared to X-Rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light”


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