West Virginia State University to Host Eclipse Viewing Event Monday, April 8

West Virginia State University to Host Eclipse Viewing Event Monday, April 8
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host a public solar eclipse viewing event on Monday, April 8, the date of the upcoming partial solar eclipse.

The free event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is open to all WVSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. It is being organized by the WVSU S.P.A.C.E. Club and the WVSU College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 

Stations for viewing of the eclipse will be setup outside Hamblin Hall next to the WVSU Clock Tower. A telescope with a solar filter, Coronado 40 mm h-alpha solar telescope and a telescope projecting the Sun’s image, as well as pinholes and solar viewing sunglasses will be available for those attending. 

A classroom inside Hamblin Hall will also be available for attendees to learn more about solar eclipses and to watch NASA’s live broadcast of the event. 

The partial solar eclipse will start at approximately 1:55 p.m. on April 8 with the maximum surface of the sun covered at 3:13 p.m. and the end of the eclipse at 4:27 p.m. The moon will cover approximately 93 percent of the sun during the eclipse. 

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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