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Great American Eclipse (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-08-18

Duration: 00:05:23

Subjects: Solar eclipses | Astronomy | Science


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Kersey, Chris Interviewee


This segment from the August 18, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s preview of the August 21st Great American Eclipse, the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States since 1918. He visits the Highland Road Park Observatory in Baton Rouge and interviews manager Chris Kersey, who discusses what to expect and how to view the eclipse safely.