Haven't posted in a while, so here goes a general science thread (plus it is neat, and somewhat time sensitive).
This Friday there will be a total solar eclipse (Huzzah!). Haven't seen one of those in years. Unfortunately, I live nowhere near where it will happen.
If anybody has some work to do up in Nunavut (and is reading this blog), you should get a good show.
For the rest of us, NASA is putting up a webcast. And they have plenty of info on where and when solar eclipses occur next (or have occurred in the past).
The next show which I may be around in the area for happens in 2017. Here are the Total Solar eclipses for North America up to 2050
There will also be an annular eclipse in 2012 (on my Birthday nonetheless, that makes me feel special. Maybe astrology is not just a crackpot wackaloonery piece of crap... oh wait).