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East lawn of the SE-43 building, Boca Raton campus

FAU’s Astronomical Observatory will be hosting an open to the public, “sidewalk astronomy,” viewing event of the April 8 solar eclipse. Experience the eclipse through telescopes and eclipse glasses to safely view the Sun and the Moon as they appear together in the sky, and enjoy some other fun activities we'll be offering, as well. The Moon will partially block the view of the Sun during the three hour event.

The Astro Details of this April 8th are:   
First contact is at: 1:48 p.m.
Greatest Coverage of <50% is at: 3:02 p.m.
Last contact is at: 4:14 p.m.

Location: East lawn of the SE-43 building, Boca Raton campus. (and the Medical Office Building and Schmidt College of Medicine Building)

Parking: Free parking in lot 4.


Eric Vandernoot
Astronomy & Physics Lab Coordinator
Florida Atlantic University
Observatory:  SE-434  (561) 297-STAR


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I'm so excited!

Can't wait!!

I'm walking over from Arts & Letters and really hope the clouds stay away so I can add it to my list, of which most were viewed from NYC. This would be my first Florida eclipse:
January 24, 1925 (Total)
March 7, 1970 (Partial)
May 10, 1994 (Annular)
Aug 21, 2017 (Partial)
October 14, 2023 (Partial)
April 8, 2024 (Total)

Looking forward to it.

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