WMUR and UNH Visit Oyster River Middle School

A photo of WMUR News Reporter Kelly O'Brien and a cameraman filming an interview with an Oyster River Middle School 8th grade student.

Updated 3/28/2024: The WMUR news video may be viewed here.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, WMUR News Reporter Kelly O'Brien visited Oyster River Middle School 8th grade students to capture a presentation given by University of New Hampshire (UNH) Associate Professor Amy Keesee about the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse.

Associate Professor Keesee explained the celestial phenomenon and provided guidance on how to safely observe the historical moment. The dynamic presentation was one of many educational activities organized by Oyster River schools around the coming solar eclipse and exemplifies the district's valuable partnership with UNH.

In addition to Associate Professor Keesee's multiple visits to Oyster River schools, UNH Observatory Director John Gianforte has also been visiting classes to talk about the solar eclipse.

All Oyster River schools are offering eclipse-related educational activities for students of all grade levels and protective eyewear will be provided at no cost to Oyster River students and staff by the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium.

We are grateful to UNH, Associate Professor Keesee, and Director John Gianforte for their support. And thank you for stopping by, WMUR!

A photo of WMUR News report Kelly O'Brien interviewing an Oyster River Middle School 8th grade student.

A handful of 8th grade students took part in interviews with WMUR News Reporter Kelly O'Brien.

Oyster River Middle School 8th grade students in the concert hall raising their hands to ask Assistant Professor Keesee a quesiton.

Students were highly engaged during Associate Professor Keesee's dynamic presentation.

Assistant Professor Keese with three students holding ball to demonstrate how solar eclipses work.

Associate Professor Keesee used round objects of different sizes to explain the celestial phenomenon.