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Experience upcoming solar eclipse at Ohio University Zanesville with expert guidance

Ohio University Zanesville is thrilled to invite the community to a special viewing of the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m.

This rare astronomical event will be observed from the grounds near the Lewis Telescope and Rogge Pavilion on campus, offering attendees a unique opportunity to experience the partial eclipse alongside experts with a 98.3 percent coverage of the sun.

Irene Baron, an eclipse ambassador with the NASA Partner Eclipse Ambassador Program, in collaboration with members of the Zanesville Astronomy Club, will be guiding the event. With affiliations to the National Science Teachers Association and the Space Science Institute, Baron and the Zanesville Astronomy Club will bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm.

To ensure everyone has a safe viewing experience, a limited number of solar viewing lenses will be available for attendees at the observatory on the day of the eclipse. Current students, faculty and staff wishing to secure their viewing glasses in advance are encouraged to visit the Ohio University Zanesville Student Success Center prior to the event.

Participants are advised to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the event comfortably. This viewing is not just an opportunity to witness the beauty of a solar eclipse but also a chance to connect with the skies through the guidance of seasoned astronomers. 

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April 3, 2024
Staff reports