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R-MC to Host Solar Eclipse Watch on August 21

Aug 15, 2017


eclipse-1The Randolph-Macon College Physics Department will host a Solar Eclipse Watch on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Frank E. Brown Fountain Plaza (300 Henry Street). This event is free and open to the public. Map and Directions

"We will have everything that attendees will need to safely observe this spectacular event, including solar eclipse glasses," says Physics Professor George Spagna Jr., director of R-MC's Keeble Observatory. Boy Scouts who attend can earn a unique Boy Scouts of America Solar Eclipse patch for their participation.

The start of the solar eclipse will take place at 1:17 p.m., and the maximum eclipse—85 percent sun coverage—will occur at 2:44 p.m. The end of the partial eclipse will take place at 4:04 p.m. Spagna will be on hand to answer questions throughout the solar eclipse watch.

For more information, contact R-MC Professor George Spagna Jr. at (804) 752-7344 or gspagna@rmc.edu.