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UNG offering events to prepare teachers, public for eclipse
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Lesley Simanton-Coogan, director of the George E. Coleman Sr. Planetarium on the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus says the Gainesville area will likely see 98-99 percent of a total eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21.
With the first good opportunity in more than 40 years for area residents to see a total solar eclipse, University of North Georgia officials are offering two opportunities next month to help prepare local residents for the event. UNG is doing a program for teachers for kindergarten through 12th grade from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 12 and another one for the general public on the day before the eclipse, from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 20. Both events will be held at the George E. Coleman Sr. Planetarium on the school’s Dahlonega campus.