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The All-American Eclipse: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

This guide is a resource for those who would like to view or learn about the eclipse.

Get Solar Eclipse Glasses!

The MSU Library no longer has any solar eclipse glasses.

We gave away approximately 1,000!

To obtain a pair, visit Museum of the Rockies or one of the following vendors.

 

 

Are you wondering when the best time to view the solar eclipse will be? 

Find out here!

Safe Viewing

It is never safe to look directly at the sun through a telescope, binoculars, or in any other way without appropriate filters. Here are some options for safely viewing the solar eclipse:

Stream the Eclipse

Montana State University is part of an exciting project to view the eclipse from space!

The MSU Library is partnering with the Eclipse Ballooning Project to stream the solar eclipse live from space! Visit the new CyberDISCovery on the first floor of the MSU Library to watch the eclipse! 

Then, check out the
library's display case for a Solar Eclipse-themed exhibit with photographs from the 1945 and 1979 solar eclipses in Montana and other fascinating eclipse materials.

Just outside the library, the Physics Department will have a live viewing event outdoors! Stop by the grassy area between Hamilton Hall and Wilson Hall.