Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oclipse - Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, April 8 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Dick Bailey Field, Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex
210 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Get ready to witness the celestial event of a lifetime! On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, leaving parts of Ohio—especially Oberlin—in the path of totality. Starting at 3:13 PM, the moon will completely cover the sun for more than three minutes. This is an incredibly rare occurrence, as the last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806; the next will be in the year 2099.

To celebrate, the entire campus community is invited to OCLIPSE, a two-hour viewing party on Bailey Field. Pick up your Oberlin eclipse viewing glasses, then enjoy special snacks, musical performances, a screenprinting project with YeoPress, and narration of the event by Oberlin’s own eclipse expert, Observatory and Planetarium Coordinator Dave Lengyel.

* Please be aware that parking in campus lots will be strictly enforced to permit holders only.  Non-permitted holders will not be allowed to park.  

More info: Visit the State of Ohio’s solar eclipse website

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Signature Programs, OCLIPSE


Academic, Physics and Astronomy



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Scott W Lasker

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