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UNF will host on-campus solar eclipse viewing party

The UNF Physics Department and Astronomy Club will host a free and open-to-the-public viewing of the partial solar eclipse from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the UNF Green, adjacent to the Fine Arts Center.

A limited quantity of safe solar viewing glasses will be available; participants are encouraged to bring their own glasses if possible. The family-friendly event will feature:

  • Viewing of the eclipse through solar-safe glasses and telescopes
  • Building safe solar viewers out of provided materials
  • Photographing the eclipse with a chance of submitting it to the UNF Physics Photo Contest by Oct. 20
  • Learning fun facts about the sun and eclipses
  • Making eclipse art inspired by the UNF sundial

Knowledgeable students and faculty will be available to guide viewers through the event, answer questions and share information about this rare celestial spectacle.

Parking is available in the Fine Arts Center Garage, Building 44, for free on Saturdays, and other parking options include Lot 1, the surface lot surrounding Parking Garage 44, and Lot 2, in front of the Carpenter Library, Building 12.

For questions about the event, contact physics associate professor Dr. Jack Hewitt.