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Wyoming excursion, on-campus activities highlight UVU eclipse observance

16 August 2017 No Comment

University Marketing & Communications: Layton Shumway | 801-863-6863 | LShumway@uvu.edu

Students, faculty, and staff from Utah Valley University will travel to Riverton, Wyo., to observe and study the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Students are also encouraged to participate through several events on campus during the 11 a.m. hour to observe this rare natural phenomenon.

Tour buses will meet participants in parking lot M22 on UVU campus at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, and will depart at midnight. The early start time is to compensate for traffic and ensure arrival to the path of totality. They will travel to the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Wyoming and observe the complete eclipse from there.

Central locations for observation on UVU’s Orem Campus include the Fulton Library front lawn, the plaza between the Student Life & Wellness Center and the Lockhart Arena, and the rooftop plaza between the Sorensen Student Center and the Science Building. While the eclipse is obviously viewable anywhere outside, safe solar viewing glasses will be available at no cost at both the Orem and Wasatch campuses the week prior to the eclipse. They will also be available the day of the eclipse at the central meeting spots, along with other locations. Telescopes and science faculty will be available at selected locations to help students understand what they are viewing.

For more information, contact UVU College of Science assistant dean Jim Murphy at jmurphy@uvu.edu or 801-863-5511 for further clarification on UVU’s eclipse activities.

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