Total Solar Eclipse All-Day Celebration

On April 8, 2024, at exactly 2:14 pm EDT, a total solar eclipse will begin in Burlington. From 3:26 – 3:29 pm EDT, the Sun will be completely blocked by the Moon as it passes between the Sun and Earth, darkening the skies as if it were dusk. In the case of clouds, it will be as dark as the middle of the night. Burlington saw its last total solar eclipse in 1932, and it won’t see another until 2106.

The Vermont Space Grant Consortium and University of Vermont are teaming up with colleges and organizations across the state to bring safe, exciting, and educational events to UVM’s campus for students, faculty, staff, and university partners. The programming has been specifically designed to supplement the education of our students and are not intended for a general public audience.

Attention UVM faculty, staff, and students! UVM will be providing free eclipse glasses for our campus community, and distribution will occur the week before the eclipse. The glasses look amazing!


ECLIPSE DAY EVENTS

More information involving schedules and event descriptions can be found at go.uvm.edu/eclipse

ECLIPSE DAY SEMINAR SERIES

Exploring Animal Biodiversity Through Sound
10-10:45am @ Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom

Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Eclipses
11-11:45am @ Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom

Enabling Technologies for Deep Space University CubeSats
12-12:45pm @ Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom

Keynote Address, Lisa Kaltenegger, 1-2pm @ Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom

**THE ECLIPSE SEMINAR SERIES AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS WILL BE INDIVIDUALLY TICKETED EVENTS FOR UVM STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF. CHECK BACK LATER TO SEE HOW TO CLAIM YOUR TICKETS!

OTHER ECLIPSE DAY EVENTS

Student Art Exhibition
10am-2pm @ Williams Hall lobby

Eclipse Scavenger Hunt
10am-2pm, located across campus

Quiet Activity Space
10am-2pm @ Discovery & Innovation Lobby Areas

THE ECLIPSE BEGINS AT 2:14PM!!

Join us at one of our five eclipse viewing stations across campus to engage with fun viewing activities, look through our solar viewing telescopes, or learn about NASA citizen science projects you can do to contribute real eclipse data that will be used in real NASA research projects! Our stations have been chosen based on their clear view of where the sun will be in the sky when totality begins at 3:26pm. Watch together as the hill goes dark, birds quiet, and the Sun is completely blocked by our Moon. (Viewing station map will be shared closer to the eclipse.)

Eclipse Afterparty
5-9pm @ Davis Center Stage & Lawn