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WVU invites community to solar eclipse event

Young students stand in a line while holding glasses to their faces, looking up at the sky.

On April 8, community members are invited to join West Virginia University faculty, staff and students for an eclipse viewing event on the Mountainlair Green. (WVU Photo)

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WHAT: West Virginia University will host a community solar eclipse viewing event, offering an opportunity for people of all ages to experience the rare partial eclipse alongside astronomers.

WHO: University faculty, staff, students representing the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics and Astronomy, the WVU Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology, and the WVU Planetarium and Observatory

WHEN: April 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mountainlair Green, 1550 University Ave., Morgantown

NOTES: Planned activities include astronomy demonstrations, eclipse viewing through solar filter-equipped telescopes and children’s coloring.

This is a free event open to the public. No registration is required for participants.

Eclipse glasses will be provided while supplies last.



MEDIA CONTACT: Holly Legleiter
Public Relations Coordinator
WVU Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

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