Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Mon
    21
    Aug
    2017

    Astronomy Open House

    12:00 pmQuad between Lewis Hall, the Library and the Lyceum

    On Aug. 21, Monday, a total solar eclipse swipes through the U.S., a once-in-a-lifetime event. It is best viewed in a narrow band that crosses Nashville, TN.

    It can be seen in Oxford, MS, as a partial solar eclipse, which is still a rare occurrence. While not a total eclipse the Sun will be over 90% covered so it will still be quite impressive. The Department of Physics and Astronomy will organize a viewing 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM. The maximum coverage is at 1:24 PM.

    The viewing is free, all are welcome. (In case clouds cover the Sun, there will be nothing to see.)

    Note: Never look into the eclipsed Sun without a proper solar filter, it is dangerous!!