Solar Eclipse Talk At Dabney


Trails and Trees: On the Road to the Total Solar Eclipse” is the topic of a talk to be presented by Dr. Sue Wells Rollinson in the Moomaw Center on the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge campus on Wednesday, January 17, beginning at 11:30 am.

Dr. Rollinson will talk about a trip she took with her husband, Lon, to Oregon to view the solar eclipse. “Last summer my husband and I took a 10,000 mile road trip to Madras, Oregon, to view the ‘Great American Total Solar Eclipse’ where the sun was most likely to shine, with only 5% chance of clouds,”notes. Dr. Rollinson. “Along the way we detoured to bike spectacular ‘Rails-to-Trails’ in farmland and wilderness, view the oldest, tallest and largest trees in the world - bristlecone pines, redwoods and  sequoias), and visit some of the great National Parks in the western United States.”

A native of Chicago, Dr. Rollinson has lived in the Alleghany Highlands and has been affiliated with DSLCC since 1980. She has taught chemistry, computer applications (Word, Excel, web design), and environmental science, and was the first director of the Jackson River Governor’s School (2000-2007). She has been the director/co-director/webmaster for the Field Ecology Summer Regional Governor’s School since 2000.


                Dr. Rollinson met her husband while they were both grad students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They have three grown children. After three-year stints each in Raleigh, Richmond, and India, the Rollinsons retired, returned to Clifton Forge, and started on their “bucket list” of domestic and international travel.

Dr. Rollinson’s talk is free and open to the public; lunch will be served by a local church during the presentation at a cost of $3 per person. For more information contact DSLCC Student Activities at (540) 863-2828.

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