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Texas A&M University Libraries to Host Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Students can get a pair of free viewing glasses while supplies last during distribution events planned for Oct. 7-14.
By Texas A&M University Libraries October 6, 2023

A young girl with red hair watches a solar eclipse with special viewing glasses.
The watch party will be held in the East Quad.

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Texas A&M University Libraries will host a watch party Oct. 14 as the moon blocks out the sun during an annular solar eclipse.

The eclipse will begin in Aggieland at 10:35 a.m. and last until 1:34 p.m., with the maximum eclipse from 11:55 to 11:57 a.m. At maximum eclipse, 85% of the sun will be covered.

The watch party will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Quad, between the Liberal Arts and J.K. Williams buildings. Free safety viewing glasses will be available to students while supplies last, and the event will include student organization information tables.

Get Your Glasses

A limited amount of free eclipse viewing glasses will also be available for students from the Libraries at select times prior to the event. Students can pick up one pair each, while supplies last, at the following times and locations:

  • Saturday, Oct. 7 — 10 a.m. to noon at Cushing Library, Evans Library & Business Library & Collaboration Commons (BLCC)
  • Monday, Oct. 9 — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Evans & BLCC
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10 — 2 to 4 p.m. at Evans & BLCC
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11 — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cushing Library
  • Thursday, Oct. 12 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Evans & BLCC
  • Friday, Oct. 13 — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at BLCC & Evans
  • Saturday, Oct. 14 — 10 a.m. to noon, East Quad (white tent near the Liberal Arts and Arts & Humanities building stage)

The cosmos will provide another solar eclipse April 8, when 98.4% of the sun’s surface will be covered in the College Station skies. Texas A&M University Libraries plans to host a watch party and glasses giveaway for that event as well.

For more details, visit the Libraries eclipse guide.

Media contact: Matthew Kennedy,

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