It’s a Total Solar Eclipse – Countdown to August 21, 2017

We meet monthly in the historic Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge, TN. Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month and we gather at 7:00 p.m. (1900 hours) for coffee and conversation with our program beginning 15 minutes thereafter.  For directions, please click here.  The program is free and open to the public.

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday January 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.   Juan Carbajo, PhD, from ORNL will be our speaker.

Juan Carbajo

Juan Carbajo, PhD


This presentation will cover different aspects of the total solar eclipse that will take place on August 21, 2017, over the continental United States.  Weather prospects and places to observe the eclipse in East Tennessee will be discussed.  Also, pictures of past eclipses and locations for future eclipses will be presented.




Juan Carbajo is an eclipse chaser and experienced traveler that has gone to remote locations of the world to observe 12 total solar eclipses and several annular eclipses.
The last total solar eclipse he observed was over the Svalbard Islands, near the North Pole, on March 20, 2015.
He works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on thermal-hydraulic and safety aspects of nuclear reactors. He has been involved in the design of space nuclear reactors cooled by potassium and in modular and advanced reactors cooled by liquid salts. He holds a Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland.