Monday, August 21, 2017 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Safely view the first partial solar eclipse easily visible from UCF in more than 12 years, and the deepest solar eclipse visible from UCF in more than 47 years. Barring rain or clouds, Orlando residents will be able to see the partial version of the total solar eclipse that is happening this day in other parts of the US. The moon will block about 85% of the Sun at maximum, reducing the Sun to just a dramatic crescent. The UCF Planetary Sciences Group ( at the College of Sciences and the Astronomy Society are hosting the viewing session. Telescopes will be available to safely see the solar eclipse and UCF professors and students researching how the solar system formed will be on hand to explain what you are seeing. Special eclipse glasses will also be available to safely view this historic event. For more information about UCF's solar eclipse event, contact


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