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The College of Arts and Sciences Celebrates Eclipse 2024

Phases of total solar eclipse

On April 8, 2024, the Syracuse University campus will be directly in the path of totality for a solar eclipse. This means the moon will totally obscure the sun, creating a solar corona (wispy, white streamers of gas that radiate out from the sun) for a little over 1 minute at 3:23 p.m. EST. This is the last time the contiguous United States will see a total solar eclipse until August 23, 2044.

Unlocking the secrets of the sky: Test your total solar eclipse IQ with physics lab manager Sam Sampere!

Join Sam and hundreds of your other best friends on the Quad for a variety of eclipse activities from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., including several educational stations hosted by the Department of Physics. Syracuse University Libraries will also supply a device which turns light into sound to be broadcast at the event for guests who are visually impaired.

A limited number of eclipse glasses and pinhole projectors to help you view the eclipse safely will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Eclipse glasses are also available for purchase online from a variety of manufacturers.

Learn about other eclipse events happening on campus and around Syracuse.

Don't be left in the dark on April 8

A&S has curated the following pages of information and tips for you, including some fun eclipse-related knowledge from our faculty. Click around to learn more about the Great American Eclipse of 2024!