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Watch Solar Eclipse from W&L Lawn Join other members of the university community for this fascinating event.

— by on August 14th, 2017

Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, the U.S. will experience the first total eclipse since 1979 (and the first time a total eclipse has been visible from coast to coast since 1918). For an excellent view of this moment in history, members of the W&L community are invited to join Chris Compton, laboratory technician in the physics and engineering department, on the university’s Front Lawn.

The event is scheduled to take place from 1 to 4 p.m., with maximum coverage (about 88 percent) set to happen about 2:4o p.m. Keep your fingers crossed for a clear sky!

Compton will have a couple of telescopes set up, plus some viewing glasses. If you have your own viewing glasses, please bring them.

Please read these tips from NASA on how to watch the eclipse safely.

This event will be cancelled in the event of rain or heavy cloud cover.

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