Missouri State University to Host Eclipse Viewing Event

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --  The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 is three weeks from today (August 21). Springfield, Missouri will have 96 percent coverage, while towns in mid and northwest Missouri will have 100% coverage.

Missouri State University is inviting the public to the campus to watch it unfold. It's the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States in 38 years.

Here's what MSU has released on the timeframe for events that day.

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Parking at Hammons Baseball Field (955 E Trafficway Street) with shuttle service to and from Plaster Stadium on the MSU Campus.

10:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Plaster Stadium gates open and all Hands-on Activities and Displays are ongoing

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM -
Kick-off and Welcome by President Clif Smart and Dr. Tammy Jahnke to mark the beginning of the eclipse at 11:44 AM (the time the moon starts across the solar disk).  Entertainment during this time includes a Moon Walk Demonstration and a Zombie Dance.

1:05 - 1:20 PM
Viewing the Maximum Coverage of the Sun by the Moon at 1:13 PM

More about the MSU event can be found here   


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