Physics and Astronomy

2024 Solar Eclipse!

Our department volunteers who made this event possible! Photo credit: Amanda Ellenburg

On April 8th, 2024, the Clemson University department of Physics and Astronomy hosted an eclipse event, and it was a huge success! There was so much happening on campus and so many fun stations for both the Clemson Community and the public. There was eclipse science taking place in the planetarium, presentations on general relativity, pinhole cameras, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and telescope viewing. News reporters from Fox 8 and WYFF News were filming live throughout the day. The department provided eclipse glasses for safe viewing and started the event with 4000 eclipse glasses and ran out! Over 4000 people came to see the eclipse on campus!

None of this would have been possible without the help of our faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students. Thank you to everyone who came out and to our lovely volunteers.

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