Save the Date to Watch the Solar Eclipse

By University Communications

MSU holds viewing event Aug. 21

Aug. 21, 2017 – this is the day when the skies across North America will darken in the afternoon as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.

This Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States in 38 years.

In Springfield, Mo., there will be 96 percent coverage, with the maximum being at 1:13 p.m.

Missouri State University (MSU) will help to share this rare and momentous occasion with the public at a free family-friendly event on campus.

Plaster Stadium will open at 10:00 a.m. on August 21. The program starts at 10:30 a.m., and the eclipse starts at 11:44 a.m. and peaks at 1:13 p.m.  All attendees will receive free eclipse glasses to use for safe viewing of the entire solar eclipse. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

For a complete program of events, visit the Facebook event page.