March 28, 2024

Pair of events celebrating solar eclipse taking place in April

photo of solar eclipse

With a major solar eclipse set to take place April 8, Schoolcraft College has a few ways to celebrate this historical event.

A once-in-a-lifetime event will take place in the skies April 8 and Schoolcraft College wants to help celebrate.

A near-total solar eclipse will cover the region that afternoon. The eclipse begins at 1:58 p.m. that day and reaches maximum totality at 3:14 p.m. The sun will be about 98% covered at that time. A partial final eclipse will wrap up the solar activity at 4:27 p.m.

To help mark this occasion, Schoolcraft College has a pair of events to better understand and celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse:

Solar eclipse discussion: Join Professor Samer Hariri from the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department as he presents on the upcoming total solar eclipse. The presentation will discuss how eclipses occur, how to safely observe them, and tips on how to best experience this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. The discussion will take place at 3 p.m. April 2 in Waterman 210B inside the Vistatech Center.

Solar eclipse viewing event: Head out to the greenspace between the Liberal Arts and Forum buildings the day of the eclipse to celebrate with the Schoolcraft College community. Come hang out and watch the solar eclipse safely using specially-branded Schoolcraft College solar eclipse glasses. Food and games will also be available for those looking to spend time as the skies turn darker. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 8.

For those who cannot make either event but still want to observe the eclipse safely, the Schoolcraft College eclipse glasses will be available at select locations on campus. These glasses are available while supplies last.

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