Eclipsing science?


The sun will be in total eclipse Thursday, a fairly rare astronomical event that awed and frightened mankind for ages and still holds a kind of mystic power over the imagination.

Thousands are traveling to the Pacific to see the event. Many more will watch on TV. Some think the eclipse will bring them new creative powers, change their fortunes or in other ways affect their lives.

How about you, are you a part of the eclipse fever? Do you think the event, which astronomers can easily explain scientifically, holds any mystic power?

The call is local and must be made from a tone phone. The SUNDIAL number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL enter category 4600 and wait for instructions from the announcer. Call with your opinion between 10 a.m. and midnight. The results will be published in Accent tomorrow.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.

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