Phases of the Sun: A Guide to Our Star and the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Apr 2, 2024

05:00 PM

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Virtual Event

In this talk celebrating the Great North American Eclipse of 2024, the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy will use demonstrations to share about the sun, what powers it, how it moves energy to us on Earth, and its structure and features that can be observed. Then, they’ll cover solar eclipses, including what they are, what causes them, and tips for safely enjoying the April 8 eclipse.  

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Request Hawkeye-Branded Solar Glasses

To celebrate the total solar eclipse on April 8, the University of Iowa is offering free solar eclipse glasses to alumni and friends. Glasses are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, please review these tips on safely viewing solar eclipses.

Sign up to receive a free pair of solar eclipse glasses: https://foriowa.info/49blBwO

We're as excited about the eclipse as you are! Come back on April 8th to upload your eclipse photos and celebrate with us!

Partial Solar Eclipse Event at the University of Iowa Pentacrest

Monday, April 8, 2024
12:30–3 p.m.

Learn more: https://events.uiowa.edu/84596

Visit the UI Physics and Astronomy website to learn how University of Iowa faculty are advancing space science.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at