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Dr. Jim O'Leary

Senior Scientist

Maryland Science Center

Direct Phone: (410) ***-****       

Email: o***@***.org

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Maryland Science Center

601 Light Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

United States

Company Description

Named one of Parents Magazine's Top 10 Science Centers in America, the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore makes science understandable and fun for more than 500,000 visitors a year. The Maryland Science Center inspires, fascinates, motivates and engages ... more

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Co-Host, Skywatch


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Along with Co-host, Dr. Jim O'Leary, Dr. Carol Christian regularly brings insightful expertise to WYPR's Skywatch.

James O'Leary
Besides serving as co-host with Dr. Carol Christian, of WYPR's SkyWatch, James O'Leary serves as Senior Director of IMAX, Planetarium and Technology, at the Maryland Science Center.
Serving the Maryland Science Center for over 20 years, Mr. O'Leary is responsible for the production and presentation of programs in the Davis Planetarium and the IMAX Theater.He also researches and implements new technologies for use in MSC's exhibits and theaters, such as motion ride simulators.
Mr. O'Leary is a frequent lecturer to both adults and children, and a familiar face and voice on radio and TV, where he is often called upon to interpret space science and astronomy for the public.He is also a freelance writer on space science and astronomy, and a consultant on science museum exhibitry and programming, and IMAX film production.

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Jim O'Leary, Senior Director Maryland Science Center

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Jim O'Leary, Senior Scientist at the Maryland Science Center, will guide the evening as we see what the Sun is made of, examine its immense power source, and talk about sunspots and powerful solar storms. Learn how the Sun works and how "space weather" can threaten our modern electronically-dependent world. Mr. O'Leary's talk will feature the latest information and images from NASA's missions to explore the Sun.

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"It's like we've nearly been deaf to it forever", said Jim O'Leary, of the Maryland Science Center.

How to Safely View Today's Partial Solar Eclipse - [cached]

"With the solar eclipse you get kind of the opposite of the lunar eclipse," Jim O'Leary, senior scientist at the Maryland Science Center, told

That's the thing about this eclipse, according to O'Leary. If you didn't know it was taking place, you'd likely be none the wiser. "Because the sun is so bright even when you cover up 39 or 50 or 60 percent, it's still shining very brightly. You have to get up to about 85 percent to even notice anything is happening."
For those trying to get a peak of today's partial solar eclipse, remember looking directly at the sun - even one partially blocked - can damage your eyes or cause blindness, according to NASA. O'Leary recommends a few options: Use binoculars or a telescope pointed at the sun with cardboard behind them, to view a reflection of the eclipse.
If you don't have the time or energy for those options, O'Leary has another idea, though he said it can be hit or miss. "If you're under a tree, the leaves in the tree, the gaps between the leaves in the tree will sometimes perform a pinhole projection.

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