It’s a party in the moon’s shadow as the planets align for a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Join the WashU community for this once-in-a-lifetime event! RSVP for the eclipse viewing and ice cream social sponsored by University College.
Monday, August 21, 2017
12 – 1:45 p.m.
Mudd Field, Danforth Campus
Both eclipse eye protection glasses and special commemorative giveaway items will be available while supplies last.
Although the moon will cover the sun for a short time, it will still be hot! To help with the heat, an ice cream sundae bar will be provided for guests.
The university community will start gathering at Mudd Field on WashU’s Danforth Campus at 12 p.m.
Parking & Transportation
Due to construction on the Danforth Campus, parking is extremely limited. Attendees are strongly encouraged to seek parking offsite or take public transportation to campus. Learn more about Metro Transit options.
About the Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights — a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere — the corona — can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.