2017 Solar Eclipse

Posted On April 20, 2017
Categories News

This summer, on August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass over northeast Georgia. The eclipse will be about 97% total at the GSU campus, but will be completely total in Dillard, Georgia.

Astronomers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be in several locations to narrate and explain the event:

  • Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Dillard, GA. This eclipse party is a NASA Official Viewing Location. More info here here.
  • Downtown Atlanta GSU campus. More info  here.
  • Decatur GSU campus. More info here.

If you cannot travel to the path of the total eclipse, consider joining a GSU on-campus observing group who will host observing sessions between 1PM and 4PM on August 21 at (1) Langdale Plaza, (2) at the plaza in front of 25 Park Place, and (3) in conference room #223 of 25 Park Place. The Sun will appear 97% blocked from Atlanta, but the glare from the 3% remaining sunlight renders the corona invisible. An interactive map of the Eclipse path with details such as duration and start and end times are given here.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Ben McGimsey at mcgimsey@astro.gsu.edu.