A Solar Sensation Over Campus

Celebrate Eclipse 2017 @ Georgia Tech


Renay San Miguel
Communications Officer/Science Writer
College of Sciences


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Join the Georgia Tech community in activities galore before, during, and after Aug. 21, 2017,

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When students arrive at Georgia Tech for the first day of fall classes on Aug. 21, 2017, a special treat awaits them: a mid-afternoon solar eclipse. Given good weather, special eclipse-related events planned for the Tech community will be held by Kessler Campanile. 

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Updated Aug. 17 to add a campus distribution locations of eclipse glasses.

Updated Aug. 2, 2017, to better enumerate the activities at Kessler Campanile and the participating Georgia Tech units.

Solar-eclipse glasses will be distributed throughout campus at noon on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Supply is limited; please be generous and share with a friend so that everyone has a chance to view the celestial spectacle.

Aug. 1-31

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Exhibit

  • Notable solar eclipses since 1878
  • Path of the 2017 solar eclipse
  • Solar eclipses, gravity, and general relativity

Aug. 21, 1-4 p.m.

Kessler Campanile

  • Livestream of the eclipse from the Georgia Tech Observatory
  • Auditory journey of the solar system
  • Other safe-viewing tools: eye-safe telescopes, pinhole cameras, shoebox projectors
  • Monitoring of changes in temperature and visibility
  • Astronomy-themed music and snacks (Moon Pies!)
  • Eclipse-enabled research

Rain Venue

In the event of rain on Aug. 21, activities will be held at the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, at the Starbucks level.


Brought to you by the College of Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Education, with participation from the Georgia Tech Observatory, Georgia Tech Library, School of Physics, School of Aerospace Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Interactive Computing, School of Music, School of Psychology, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, and Institute Communications.

Special thanks to James Sowell, director of the Georgia Tech Observatory; Kirk Henderson, exhibits program manager at the Georgia Tech Library; and Renay San Miguel, communications officer at the College of Sciences.

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  • Created On: Jul 7, 2017 - 2:23pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 - 10:00am