Mark Littmann has written books on solar eclipses, the outer solar system, great meteor storms, and Halley’s Comet. These books have won four national awards. He holds two distinguished professorships at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he teaches three different courses on how to write about science so that the public understands and enjoys it. His most recent books are Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024 and, for students 8-14, Eclipse 2017. On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will trace a narrow path across he United States--and sweep over Columbia. Only one in 100,000 people has seen a total solar eclipse. It has been 38 years since a total eclipse has visited the mainland United States. Through stories, photographs, and artwork, we'll explore the mythology, history, and scientific significance of eclipses--and how to observe a total eclipse of the Sun, the most amazing of all celestial sights.