Thursday, August 21, 2008
Accessing electronic reserves has changed a bit this semester. You must now login to CardCat to view any course reserves.
Also, searching for the title of a specific reserve item in CardCat without being logged in will result in finding the title on a list but the link provided will lead to a message saying the record is unavailable. Simply login to see the record.
For more details, read "How to access electronic reserves" and "Course reserves how to."
Friday, August 01, 2008
The first total solar eclipse in over 2 years is happening right now. At the time of this writing- 9:56am (EST)- the shadow of the moon is just entering China. Unfortunately, it is not visible at all in the US.
The next total eclipse visible in the US will occur on 21 August 2017. The site of longest totality will be just northwest of Hopkinsville, Kentucky at 6:25pm and it will last for approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds. People are already making plans for celebrations on that day.
Find out more...
...about today's eclipse:
- NASA's Total Solar Eclipse, China 2008
- BBC's story on the eclipse (with video!)
- US Naval Observatory's Solar Eclipse Calculator
- Photo gallery from Yahoo! News
- Photo gallery of eclipse as seen from the UK (by BBC)
- August 1st's Eastern Solar Eclipse from Sky & Telescope
- Viewers' Guide: Aug. 1 Solar Eclipse from Space.com