Solar Eclipse 2017

Dr. Madhulika (Lika) Guhathakurta

Dr. Guhathakurta is the Lead Program Scientist for NASA's initiative called "Living With a Star" (LWS). As a NASA astrophysicist, she has had the opportunity to work as a scientist, mission designer, instrument builder, directing and managing science programs and teacher and spokesperson for NASA's mission and vision in the Heliophysics Division.

“As a singular event of national scale and global audience, the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21 will rival the moon landing of 1969 as a landmark event for a new generation,” said Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA, as quoted in the Orlando Sentinel June 21, 2017.

In this video, Dr. Guhathakurta discusses her experiences with eclipses and how important she thinks the 2017 eclipse is for both science and public education.

Solar Eclipse 2017 Stamp