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Voices of Discovery

Burrell Observatory Lecture Series

The Great American Eclipse

Featuring Dr. Bill Janesh of Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Bill Janesh from the Case Western Reserve University Astronomy Department will present a lecture on the Great American Eclipse passing through Northeast Ohio on April 8, 2024.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

This lecture is also part of the Reinhold and Margaret Kader Memorial Lecture Series and the Ritter Library “Our Place in Space: The Ongoing Adventures of Humanity Among the Stars” Lecture Series.

Event is free and open to the public.

Entrance tickets required.


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About the Voices of Discovery Lecture Series

Baldwin Wallace University is pleased to offer another "Voices" speaker series during the 2023-24 academic year, including a campus-wide Path of Totality Solar Eclipse event on Monday, April 8, 2024. All events are free, and some may have limited seating or require tickets. Guests may park in any BW lot. Please do not park on city streets.

Full Series Schedule

The BW "VOICES" Tradition

With the support of generous donors and underwriters, BW annually brings to campus top speakers and performers, often around a theme, to challenge and inspire students.

In recent years, "Voices" lineups have featured award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, "Shark Tank" entrepreneur Daymond John and others.