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Tucson Science Educators' Day (EDAY)
The Optical Society is hosting a Science Educators’ Day (EDAY) in Tuscon, Oct 22, 5-8 pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Michael Raymer, a physicist and Phillip H. Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon.

View an eclipse of the Moon on October 8
On October 8, the full Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow, producing a total lunar eclipse visible for a portion of North America, and a partial lunar eclipse for all of North America. This total lunar eclipse will be best seen from the Pacific Ocean and bordering regions (weather permitting, of course!), although even eastern regions of the U.S. will be able to observe the beginning stages. The total lunar eclipse begins at about 3:25 am Pacific daylight time when the Moon completely enters the darkest part of Earth’s shadow.

Earth Science Week
Held October 12-18, ESW 2014 will promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet’s natural and human systems. The updated Earth Science Week Online Toolkit includes 76 lessons, posters, fact sheets, and other materials, each offered in both English and Spanish.