S&T to host solar eclipse watch party

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On August 9, 2017

Graphic of eclipse path in Missouri

Graphic by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

A solar eclipse will cut across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21, the first day of classes at Missouri S&T. The university will welcome campus and community members to observe the event on the Havener Center lawn 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The near-total eclipse will peak at 1:15 p.m. at S&T, when the moon obscures 99.8 percent of the sun. Join your fellow colleagues to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event on the Havener Center lawn.

The S&T Store has a limited number of eclipse glasses for sale, as does the S&T Astronomical Research Society (STARS), a student organization. Marketing and communications will also hand out a limited supply of sunglasses the day of the eclipse at Havener Center.

The last total solar eclipse in Missouri was in 1869, almost 150 years ago. Learn more at eclipse.mst.edu and listen to an eclipse-themed Spotify playlist.

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