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Solar Eclipse Watching Party!

  • 8 Apr 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Chamberlin Observatory

See April’s partial solar eclipse with Denver Astronomical Society

The Great American Eclipse of 2024 is just around the corner. A total solar eclipse will occur in a narrow path of totality from Texas northeast to Maine on Monday, April 8th. People in the remainder of the 48 contiguous states won’t be able to see the total solar eclipse, but will get a decent partial solar eclipse – including here in Colorado. To accommodate those who would like to see the solar eclipse but won’t be traveling to the path of totality, DAS is planning to hold a special FREE partial solar eclipse observing event at the University of Denver’s historic Chamberlin Observatory on April 8th, weather permitting.

DAS members will have solar telescopes and other equipment set up on the park lawn for public observing. Bring lawn chairs, sunscreen, and a hat. If you have a solar telescope, feel free to bring it to the event and share the view with others. The partial eclipse begins at 11:28 a.m. MDT; maximum obscuration occurs at 12:40 p.m., and the partial eclipse ends at 1:54 p.m. It would be a good idea to arrive early to find a place to park. Eclipse glasses will be available for purchase (while supplies last), and the observatory building will be open for restroom access.

DAS’s website includes a solar eclipse page that has information about the upcoming eclipse, observing safety, and more:

If we do not sell out beforehand, DAS may have some eclipse glasses available at the event. You should purchase yours now to ensure you have enough for your friends and family.

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