On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the moon will draw a path across the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. On campus we will see the moon obscure about 89% of the sun at maximum coverage. Join the College of Science and the Physics Department at the sundial in front of Jordan Hall of Science for a telescope’s view of the eclipse, free eclipse viewing glasses (while supplies last) and a few experts to answer your questions about eclipses, the sun, and the days events.
Events of the Day:
12:00 PM - Telecopes available, and volunteers will begin offering safe viewing glasses at Jordan Hall.
12:57 PM - First Contact: The Eclipse Begins for our location.
2:22 PM - Maximum Eclipse: 89% of the sun is covered by the moon.
3:44 PM - Fourth Contact: The eclipse ends for our location.
4:00 PM - Notre Dame’s viewing event ends.
In case of clouds, please please join us in Jordan Hall of Science 105 for a discussion of the eclipse and a stream of the eclipse from a sunnier locale.
Special Thanks to The Joint Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics, the College of Science, Dept. of Physics, Our Universe Revealed, the Center for Astrophysics at Notre Dame, and Potenziani family and M&T Trust for funding and support.
Originally published at science.nd.edu.