Pre-Eclipse Block Party

Get ready for the great North American eclipse that occurs on August 21, 2017—people across the U.S. will be able to see a partial to total eclipse of the Sun! (Most Minnesotans will experience around 80% totaltity.)

Prepare for this rare sight one week ahead of the big show! Enjoy University of Minnesota scientist talks, hands-on activities, solar telescope observing, and free mini ExploraDome planetarium shows! Also, pick up your own pair of solar viewing glasses (while supplies last). Learn everything you'll need to know to safely catch your view of the eclipse—no matter where you might be on August 21.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

12:00 - 3:00 pm
Minneapolis Campus
Physics & Nanotechnology Building
Akerman Hall - Balas Atrium
Outdoor space near Scholars Walk

The event is free and open to people of all ages with registration. Register today in just three quick steps!

Thanks to our event cohosts from the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department, and the College of Science and Engineering.

2017 eclipse path

This map shows the globe view of the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. Learn more at NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio.