Society of Physics Students and Astrophysicist Sally Laurent-Muehleisen Invite Illinois Tech Community to Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Please join Department of Physics astrophysicist Sally Laurent-Muehleisen, Ph.D. and members of Illinois Tech’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) on Monday, August 21 for a solar eclipse viewing party. Although not a total eclipse from our northern Illinois location, approximately 87 percent of the Sun’s disk will be covered by the moon. We will have a telescope for direct viewing as well as several indirect viewing instruments to help you experience this relatively rare event. “Eclipse glasses” will also be distributed. The eclipse will start around noon and end at about 2:30 p.m., with the maximum occurring at 1:19 p.m. Please join us on the lawn of the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, weather permitting.

Please note that it is NEVER safe to look directly at the sun—even during a solar eclipse—so stay safe and join us for a great way to celebrate your first lunch hour at Illinois Tech this fall.

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