Eclipse 2017 @ Georgia Tech


Never look at the sun without special eye protection. Solar-eclipse glasses will be distributed around campus at noon on Aug. 21, 2017. Supply is limited; please share so that everyone has a chance to safely view the celestial spectacle.


From 1 to 4 PM, come to the Kessler Campanile for

  • Livestream of eclipse from the Georgia Tech Observatory’s telescope
  • Astronomy-related music, snacks
  • Hands-on activities
  • And more ...


VISIT the exhibit at the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

  • Notable solar eclipses since 1878
  • Path of the 2017 solar eclipse
  • Solar eclipses, gravity, and general relativity


  • Safety information          
  • Eclipse-related research
  • Eclipses in popular culture
  • Astronomy-related videos
  • Other informative websites


In the event of rain, activities will be held at the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, at the Starbucks level.


Brought to you by the College of Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Education, with participation from the Georgia Tech Observatory, Georgia Tech Library, School of Aerospace Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, College of Computing, College of Design, and Institute Communications.

Special thanks to James Sowell, director of the Georgia Tech Observatory; Kirk Henderson, exhibits program manager at the Georgia Tech Library; and Renay San Miguel, communications officer at the College of Sciences.


Event Details


  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Kessler Campanile, Georgia Tech campus

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  • View the solar eclipse safely

  • Kessler Campanile

For More Information Contact

A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences