The Solar Eclipse-the 'celestial event of the century' will take place on Monday August 21st. Libraries all across the country are planning on hosting watch parties for the event.
The University Libraries at TTU will be organizing an event, The Great American Eclipse Watch Party, to celebrate and observe this rare occurrence during Welcome Week. Details will continue to be posted, WATCH THIS SPACE!
Eclipse Data for Lubbock, TX
Start 11:30:12 AM CDT
Maximum Eclipse 12:57:07 PM CDT
End 02:26:37 PM CDT
Magnitude of Eclipse 0.775
Sun Surface Obscured 72.31%
Update-we have received 500 pairs of solar eclipse viewing glasses to facilitate our events being held on campus on August 21st during Welcome Week!!! We will also be providing food for this event. A live stream of the totality from NASA will be on display. An exhibit for NASA from the Southwest Collection will be launching for this event. Activity and information tables will be located in the Croslin Room. There are several experts available to talk with including Tom Heisey, the South Plains Astronomy Club Head and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, and Dr. Tana Joseph, Fulbright Scholar for Astronomy.