A former Billings science teacher had an idea about 15 years ago– a teachable moment about predictable scientific events.  Tom Stahley decided he should probably remind the kids to take in any such scientifically significant opportunities if possible.  He said [quote] “Part of earth science is teaching about eclipses… And one year I decided to give out cards.” [end quote]

Stahley, who is now 63 and retired, printed business cards with details about the next total solar eclipse, on Aug. 21, 2017.  That’s today.  The card said [quote] “This is your invitation to a once in a lifetime event,” [end quote]

He’ll be outside of the Casper College Tate Geological Museum at 10 a.m. in Casper, Wyoming, which, unlike Billings, is in the path of totality of the eclipse, meaning the sun will be completely hidden by the moon.