Don’t skip the eclipse! Surgeon, NASA Consultant & Amateur Astronomer, Dr. Gordon Telepun

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Image courtesy of Gordon Telepun

Name: Gordon Telepun, MD

Location: Decatur, Alabama

Specialty: Plastic Surgeon, Amateur Astronomer

Today we’re going to take a brief departure from our normal routine for a smaller, mini episode. In just one week, the moon’s shadow will be passing over the continental US . If you’ve never seen a solar eclipse, and you’re still not sure if it’s worth all the hype, stay tuned. Our guest, Dr. Gordon Telepun is a plastic surgeon in Decatur Alabama. That’s his day job. Gordon is also a passionate amateur astronomer. He’s traveled to the middle of the ocean, and as far as the plains of southern Africa to see a solar eclipse. His knowledge of eclipses would probably give Neil deGrasse Tyson a run for his money. Gordon has even developed a geo-location app (for viewing the eclipse) that’s being used by NASA next week at two of their observation sites. This episode was fascinating and lot of fun. With that said, let’s get started…

Learn more:

Gordon’s photos from Africa:

https://magnetograph.msfc.nasa.gov/outreach/girlscouts/Gordon_photos.html

Gordon’s Solar Eclipse Tracking App:

https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id1203105865?mt=8

Gordon’s Website:

http://www.foxwoodastronomy.com/

Dr. Telepun’s Practice:

http://www.youngandhealthyskin.com/