Total Solar Eclipse! | Department of Physics – Astronomy Education Program

Total Solar Eclipse!

Total Solar Eclipse Diamond Ring, Credit: Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travelby CC by -CN-ND 4.0 DEED

Total Solar Eclipse Time in North Texas!

The total solar eclipse coming to North Texas on April 8th will be the first total solar eclipse in North Texas in 145 years. The next one won't occur for in our area for another 294 years! So, this will truly be a once in a lifetime event, that you can experience here at home in North Texas. Unfortunately, our Denton campus will not experience 100% totality. Campus is only at 99.9% percent, so it will not get the full experience of darkness as the moon's shadow passes over you. As a result, we will be hosting our April 8th Total Eclipse Event at UNT Frisco which will get the full experience and almost 3 minutes of totality! We will be announcing that event soon, you can check back here. You can also find the best places to view the solar eclipse in the North Texas area by previewing this April 8th 2024 Total Interactive Solar Eclipse Map. In the meantime, please join us for our Pre-Solar Eclipse Events, see below.

Totality Awesome Pre- Solar Eclipse Events!

UNT's College of Science has partnered with the Astronomy Education Program to host two "Totality Awesome" pre-eclipse events that will take place in the Environmental Science Building on Saturdays March 23rd and March 30th. This is a free, fun, and educational event, where we will have a planetarium shows, solar observations with telescopes, triva with prizes, fun eclipse themed activities for both kids and adults, and much more. We are also using this event to fund raise for our Astronomy Education Program Fund, the College of Science Dean's Excellence Fund, along with other College of Science Scholarship programs. We ask that guests consider donating any amount to these or other College of Science funds and help support our incredible students and programs! As a thank-you, we're putting together eclipse party kits complete with the certified solar eclipse glasses you will need view the eclipse, along sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, educational materials, and lots of other fun swag, all in a UNT College of Science cotton-canvas tote bag.

For all information see the event main page: COS Totality Awesome Pre-Eclipse Events

RSVP Here: RSVP for Totality Awesome Pre-Eclipse Events

To Donate, please visit here:

Astronomy Program Support Fund

College of Science Dean's Excellence Fund and other choices for College of Science Scholarship Programs

We will update more on the April 8th total solar eclipse soon...

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Credit: Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel by CC by -CN-ND 4.0 DEED

The total solar eclipse sequence from November 14, 2012, as seen from aboard a cruise ship.