JSU Community Offered Multiple Ways to View April 8 Eclipse


Jax State students, wearing protective glasses, gaze skyward to view the 2017 eclipse from campus.

A total solar eclipse will cast a shadow over the United States on April 8, 2024. In Jacksonville, a partial eclipse will occur from 12:42- 3:18 pm.

The campus and local communities are invited to safely view the phenomenon on the TMB Lawn. Science faculty and students will share a variety of safe viewing options from 12:30-3:30 p.m., including solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last) and a telescope with a solar filter. Under no circumstances should you attempt to view the eclipse without proper safety equipment.

While the campus hosts its party, the JSU Field School will host its own public Eclipse Viewing Party at the Little River Canyon Center near Fort Payne, from 12:30 - 3:30 pm.

STEM activities and crafts will illustrate the science behind solar eclipses, and music and snacks will be offered. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available for sale in the gift shop, while supplies last. Watch the total eclipse live broadcast Through the Eyes of NASA in English and Spanish. The event is free and open to the public.