Safely watch eclipse at MSU Billings

Anyone interested in viewing the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is invited to attended the MSU Billings Eclipse Park from 10 a.m. to noon on the east campus lawn. Parking is available in the student lot on Normal Ave.
For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible within a band across the entire United States. Here in Billings the eclipse will be around 95 percent and we want to invite you to campus to safely check it out. A science department faculty member and student will be available to answer questions during the event.
A special solar telescope will be set up for an opportunity to look directly at the sun and observe features such as sunspots, prominences, granulation of the sun’s surface before, during, and after the eclipse.  
The progression of the moon blocking the sun as it passes in front of it during the eclipse will also be viewable through the solar telescope. 
 Since viewing the sun through the telescope can be done only one person at a time, MSU Billings will provide special solar viewing glasses to the first 350 people in attendance so you can safely look directly at the sun before and during the eclipse. As Billings is not in the path of totality, it is not safe to look directly at the sun except through the glasses or our telescope. 
Refreshments will be served and the MSUB Library will provide space themed treats.
All ages welcome. The next chance to view an eclipse in the United States will be in April of 2024. 


Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Third Saturdays, 1 p.m., The Crossings, 600 Roundhouse Dr.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check for more info. Find them on Facebook . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.


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