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Astronomy Group to Host Eclipse Watch Party

From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at the UIS Student Union north patio, the UIS Astronomy Interest Group will have a solar telescope set up that will provide views of the sun in the partial stages before and after the eclipse. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to construct pin-hole cameras for viewing. Free eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, allowing attendees to safely observe the event.

While Springfield won't witness the total eclipse, the sun is projected to be approximately 96% obscured by the moon at 2:02 p.m., offering an exciting celestial spectacle for central Illinois, weather permitting.

The watch party is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.


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