By Bill Ferris and Erik Sather

NAU was in Madras, Oregon, for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.  Students and faculty from the Center for Science Teaching and Learning’s NAUTeach program and NAU astronomy professor Nadine Barlow joined a team from Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory camped out at Madras High School. They were part of the millions of people nationwide to observe the first coast-to-coast total eclipse of the sun in the United States in nearly a century.  NAU-TV’s Bill Ferris also was in Madras, and he gives us a taste of the spectacular celestial event.