The Daily Eastern News

Students experience 100 percent totality

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017

Shirley Mensah, a junior geology major, is only 20, but she has already been to two eclipses on two different continents. Back home in Ghana, she was able to see an eclipse in 2006 and on Monday, she was one of eight students who took a trip down to Chester to experience 100 percent totality. “It’s...

Hundreds come to Campus Pond for eclipse-viewing event

Nathan Barnett-Bishop, a junior engineering major, spots his adviser Douglas Brandt, professor in the physics department, who was struggling to get the hatch of the observatory closed to prevent rain from getting inside and damaging the telescope. “I’m just figuring it out as I go,” Brandt said after explaining that many of the faculty members who have more training in the observatory went farther south for their eclipse viewing.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017

Not even pouring rain stopped hundreds of people from coming out to watch what ended up being a unique and inspiring sight for many — a solar eclipse on Eastern’s campus. Though it did start to rain during the first part of an eclipse-viewing party by Campus Pond, it cleared up just in time for the eclipse to reach its peak at 1:20 p.m., al...

Campus Pond to be site of eclipse-viewing party

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

August 20, 2017

Some could say the stars are aligned, as students will get to ring in the new school year with a solar eclipse on Monday. According to physics department chair Steven Daniels, a solar eclipse is not likely to coincide with the first day of classes at Eastern for another hundred years, making it especially...

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