MIT Observe

Observing on Campus: Solar Eclipse 2017
Date Time Location
August 21st, 2017 1:30pm-3:30pm Kresge Oval, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
The viewing session at MIT is open to the MIT community and to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT, it will be held on the Kresge Oval, outside the MIT Student Center at 77 Mass. Ave. - MAP | Date: 21 August 2017 | Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Note: the eclipse will be partial as seen from the Boston area, and will be ongoing during this entire time. There is no one time when the eclipse will be “best”, so feel free to drop by anytime during 1:30 to 3:30pm. The eclipse will progress somewhat slowly. We will have eclipse glasses to use at the event, plus specially filtered telescopes to give you close-up views of the sun.

Eclipse Eye Safety: Never look directly at the sun without eye protection. Your eyes are easily damaged and this could affect your eyesight. Sunglasses are NOT strong enough, you will need special filters to properly protect your eyes. See below for more information.