Why it’s never too early to start planning your ‘Great American Eclipse’ party

OAKLAND, CA -JUNE 10:  (FEATURE STORY- ECLIPSE SEEN IN CALIFORNIA- 5 OF 9) Virginia Kaiser (L) helps her great granddaughter Erin Bilstein (R) use protective glasses to view a solar eclipse as Erin's father Luke adjusts his goggles June 8, 2002 at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California. The moon passed over two thirds of the sun and was visible from Northern California. The next eclipse of its kind will not be visible in California for another ten years.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA -JUNE 10: (FEATURE STORY- ECLIPSE SEEN IN CALIFORNIA- 5 OF 9) Virginia Kaiser (L) helps her great granddaughter Erin Bilstein (R) use protective glasses to view a solar eclipse as Erin's father Luke adjusts his goggles June 8, 2002 at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California. The moon passed over two thirds of the sun and was visible from Northern California. The next eclipse of its kind will not be visible in California for another ten years. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz is an Astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, where she studies stellar magnetic activity and how stars influence a planet’s suitability as a host for alien life. Dr. Walkowicz joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to talk about a historic eclipse that is one year away- the ‘Great American Eclipse.’