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Pick Up Free Viewing Glasses For April’s Solar Eclipse From University Libraries

NASA says the eclipse on April 8 will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044.
By Texas A&M University Libraries March 11, 2024

Aggies watching the last solar eclipse with Libraries' viewing glasses
Viewers of a solar eclipse are seeing what happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth.

Richard Nira/Texas A&M University Libraries


A solar eclipse, one of nature’s most impressive displays, will happen on April 8 and Texas A&M University Libraries will distribute a limited amount of free safety glasses to students, faculty and staff.

Remember, it is safe to view the eclipse only with proper viewing equipment. Since there is a limited number of glasses, current Aggie students will have priority in receiving them.

In Aggieland, the eclipse will begin at 12:19 p.m., continue until 1:39 p.m. when 98.6% of the sun is covered, and end at 3 p.m.

It’ll be the second eclipse visible in Texas in just under six months. In October 2023, the libraries organized a viewing event that drew hundreds.

Distribution Schedule*

Locations: Evans Library and Business Library and Collaboration Commons (BLCC)

  • Monday, March 25
    10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26
    11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27
    2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28
    3:30 p.m.

    *One pair of glasses per person, while supplies last.

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