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Panel discussion focuses on total solar eclipse phenomenon

Panel discussion focuses on total solar eclipse phenomenon. (NTVNews)

As the total solar eclipse over Nebraska draws closer, folks may be starting to seek out more information about the phenomenon.

Dozens of people attended a panel discussion at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney on Monday evening. It covered everything from how eclipses historically impacted people to what we can expect on August 21 when Nebraska will get one of the best views in the world.

UNK's Professor of History Doug Biggs said the last time a total solar eclipse was seen anywhere in Nebraska was in 1918.

"They're just part of our natural world around us in our solar system and a really unique way to learn about how our world works and about how forces outside of ourselves impact us," Biggs said.

The panel discussion was hosted by UNK's Sigma Xi scientific research honor society.

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