Solar Eclipse 2017
On August 21, the moon will pass over the sun, covering it completely at about 2:45pm EDT. Seth Redfield, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Chair of the Astronomy Department here at Wesleyan, explains why this is being called the Great American Solar Eclipse, what we will be able to see at Van Vleck Observatory, and shares where he's headed to view the total solar eclipse. Join us at 1:00pm on Monday, August 21 to view the eclipse from Van Vleck Observatory — open to all! We will have astronomers assisting and answering questions, plus telescopes and eclipse glasses for your use.