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Preparing for the solar eclipse

Former Waynesville science teacher Dan Slais gave a presentation to a group of children and adults at the Laclede County Library last Tuesday on the April 8 total solar eclipse, how to prepare for it, and other astronomy facts. Slais taught in Waynesville for over 25 years, where he developed a passion for astronomy. "I bought a school telescope, and nobody else knew how to put it together, so that helped get me started, I guess,” Slais said. Since then, he has travelled across the country to view celestial phenomena like eclipses and consulted experts on the subject. For more on this story, see Saturday's LCR.