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Ways to watch the eclipse

Opt for an outdoor viewing party or an indoor multi-faceted experience

By Kristen Lotze and Sarah Harman

August 17, 2017

Students with eclipse glassesThe upcoming solar eclipse is (for most of us) a once-in-a-lifetime experience and there are several ways to catch it!

Eclipse Viewing Party

Don't have a plan to watch on Aug. 21? Fear not! There will be an eclipse viewing party beginning at 11:30 a.m. – "peak time" for the eclipse is at 11:47 a.m. – at the Tivoli Quad, where you can witness the phenomenon in all its glory.

Viewing glasses will be provided by the President's Office and Marketing and Communications and can be picked up in the following locations:

  • Office of Marketing and Communications, Student Success Building Room 430, 8 a.m-5 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and Aug. 21.
  • Student Activities Office, Tivoli 305, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and Aug. 21. 
  • Student Activities table, Tivoli Quad at 10 a.m. Aug. 21
  • Welcome Desk, Student Success Building First Floor at 8 a.m. Aug. 21

Supplies of glasses are limited, so it's on a "first-come, first-serve basis" each day.

CAVEA Eclipse Experience

Want to catch the solar eclipse but your schedule doesn’t accommodate it? The Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis (CAVEA) has got you covered!

CAVEA will provide a multi-faceted eclipse viewing drop-in experience from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., August 21 in SSB Room 420.

Join us to follow the eclipse throughout the day, including NASA's Live Stream from across the country and from space providing unique vantage points for this celestial event at your convenience.

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