Village Of New Berlin Cultural Center Hosting Presentation On Upcoming Eclipse
Published: February 21st, 2024
By: Kelli Miller

Village of New Berlin Cultural Center hosting presentation on upcoming eclipse Astronomer Leo Greco views the day sky through his telescope at the Beardslee Homestead. The telescope post is two stories high and cemented into the ground. Steep stairs lead to the dome where Greco spends many hours viewing and photographing the day and night sky. (Photo by Kelli Miller)

NEW BERLIN — The New Berlin Cultural Center will be hosting a free learning opportunity for ages 8 and above at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, at the Cultural Center located in the Parish Hall of the St. Andrew's Church at 40 South Main Street.

Teenage astronomy educator and wildlife observer, Leo Greco, who is 14, is going make a presentation on the upcoming solar eclipse, which will take place at approximately 2:04 p.m. on April 8.

Greco's presentation will include photographs and slides. He will prepare his audience for the event with some astronomy basics. He will also include discussions about the recent eclipse he observed and documented in Utah and other celestial events.

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The event will include edible treats based on the evening's celestial theme and created by the Cultural Center Director, Andreia Keller.

Village of New Berlin Mayor Peter Lennon said Greco speaks comfortably about astronomy to an audience of any level on this subject.

“I've listened to his discussions with both adults around the table and with the young participants in the Village's summer youth program for ages 8 to 12 and everyone came away with a better understanding of our universe,” he said.

Lennon said, “He's truly gifted and is very relatable.”


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