A Delay in First Contact?
As noted by Jeff Hopkins in the Epsilon Aurigae Campaign newsletter and a recent Astronomer's Telegram, the eps Aur eclipse seems to have started later than was predicted by data from previous eclipses. What could be the cause of such a change? How could you confirm your theory?
The scientific process often begins with a thorough discussion of the problem and brainstorming solutions with colleagues. In an effort to start such dialog on Citizen Sky, I've started a forum to discuss the apparent shortening of the eclipse. I'm sure with several people discussing the topic, we will be able to solve this mystery.