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SolarFest, Tuesday, April 8, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park
SolarFest 2024
Add to Calendar 2024-04-08T16:00:00 2024-04-08T20:40:00 UTC SolarFest 2024 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park
Start DateMon, Apr 08, 2024
12:00 PM
End DateMon, Apr 08, 2024
4:40 PM
Presented By
Eberly College of Science and the State College Spikes
Event Series:

Happy Valley is in a path of 95 percent totality for the solar eclipse that will darken the skies on Monday, April 8, and the Penn State and local communities are invited to join Eberly College of Science faculty, staff, and students for a free public viewing event and science activities.

Join science experts for engaging STEM activities, including a rocket launch. Ballpark gates open at noon. The partial eclipse will begin to be seen at 2:04 p.m., reach its maximum eclipse at 3:20 p.m., and end at 4:32 p.m.

Solar eclipse glasses will be passed out during SolarFest. Community members can pick up a free pair of solar eclipse safety glasses, provided by the Eberly College of Science and the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium—with special thanks to the consortium for the funding for the eclipse glasses!—at two State College community locations ahead of time:

Parking is available to the public at $1 per hour in the Commuter lots (Stadium West, Jordan East, and Porter North) using ParkMobile zone 95112 or one of the in-lot pay stations. Those with a valid Penn State parking permit may park in the Commuter lots at no charge. Due to the event, some lots may reach capacity. Should that occur, drivers should follow overflow signs and directions from parking staff.

"SolarFest offers April 8 eclipse viewing, science activities"