Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

The Great American Solar Eclipse will pass over North America the morning of August 21. While California won't get views of the total solar eclipse, we will still be able to see a partial eclipse as the shadow of the Moon covers more than 60% of the Sun. We'll have solar telescopes, eclipse glasses, a live stream from the path of totality, and astrophysicists on hand to help everyone get the most out of this rare experience. Join us for this free event open to everyone (including children)!

Astronomers and volunteers will be present to guide you through the eclipse and answer questions about the Sun, eclipse, and astronomy. This is a free event open to everyone. No reservations are needed. Partial eclipse lasts ~2 hours, but come only as long as you want. For directions, parking, weather updates, and more information, please visit:

Event begins at 9:30 on the Wilson Lawn next to Beckman Institute. NASA's live feed from the path of totality will be projected on screen in the Beckman Institute Auditorium. Eclipse glasses are in limited supply, so will be handed out one per person.

Event sponsored by Caltech Astronomy and the Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning and Outreach 

Questions? Contact Kitty Cahalan,, x2468