Black Suns: An Astrophysics Adventure (2017).


Synopsis: "BLACK SUNS: AN ASTROPHYSICS ADVENTURE is a documentary about chasing eclipses and science dreams. It chronicles the lives of two globetrotting African American astrophysicists, Dr. Alphonse Sterling and Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, as they follow the two solar eclipses that occurred in 2012. Dr. Alphonse Sterling of NASA, stationed in Japan, had early success in the US, but left his home country to further cultivate his wide-ranging interests. Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi of the Florida Institute of Technology, is a scientist who beat the odds of poverty, and a poor early education, to get where he is today. The film is hosted by award-winning cultural astronomer Dr. Jarita Holbrook.


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August 8, 2018 - 5:47pm

Critical Commentary

AO: This documentary by Jarita Holbrook follows two African American astrophysicists as they follow the two solar eclipses in 2012.

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Anonymous, "Black Suns: An Astrophysics Adventure (2017).", contributed by Angela Okune, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 8 August 2018, accessed 3 December 2023.