2023 & 2024 Solar Eclipses with the Libraries!

By Marketing and Communications | 09-20-2023

The Oct. 14 Aggie solar eclipse event was great! Thanks to everyone who came to the watch party and used the Libraries glasses to watch the special event across the nation.

Stay tuned for details about the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse! 

In the meantime enjoy this video from the annular solar eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023:
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One of nature’s great spectacles — a solar eclipse — will hang high in the sky from 10:35 a.m. - 1:34 p.m. Oct. 14, 2023 in Aggieland. The maximum eclipse will be from 11:55 – 11:57 a.m.

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A limited amount of free eclipse viewing glasses will also be available for students from the Libraries at select times prior to the event. Please see the Libraries eclipse LibGuide for more details.

Libraries' Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses Student Distribution: (One pair per person, while supplies last!)
Saturday, Oct. 07 — 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Cushing Library, Evans Library & Business Library &   Collaboration Commons (BLCC)
Monday, Oct. 09 — 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Evans & BLCC
Tuesday, Oct. 10 — 2 - 4 p.m. at Evans & BLCC
Wednesday, Oct. 11 — 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Cushing Library
Thursday, Oct. 12 — 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Evans & BLCC
Friday, Oct. 13 — 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at BLCC & Evans
Saturday, Oct. 14 — 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., East Quad (10'x10' white tent near the LAAH stage)

Watch Party

You’re invited to see the eclipse at a Texas A&M University Libraries’ Libraries watch party from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Quad, located between the Liberal Arts and J.K. Williams buildings. At maximum eclipse, from 11:55 – 11:57 a.m., 85% of the sun will be covered in the sky above College Station.

The watch party will feature a free giveaway of safety viewing glasses while supplies last at student organization information tables.

The cosmos will provide another spectacular solar eclipse April 8, 2024, when 98.4% of the sun’s surface will be covered in the College Station skies. The Libraries plan to host a watch party and glasses giveaways for that event too.

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Simulation of the 2023 Solar Eclipse in College Station, courtesy of Eclipse2024.org.


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