Eastern Illinois University ’s physics observatory will hold a special open house to view the total lunar eclipse this Sunday, September 27. The event begins at 7pm, with totality at around 9pm.
The special open house is in addition to the observatory’s regular monthly open house, scheduled to begin at 8pm on Friday.
Also, Dave Linton, a faculty member in EIU’s Physics Department, will discuss Sunday’s lunar eclipse and two future solar eclipses. His talk will begin at 7pm on Thursday, September 24 in the Phipps Lecture Hall, located in the Physical Science Building on EIU’s campus.
Admission to all events is free and open to the public.
The observatory is located in the southwestern corner of campus between O’Brien Stadium and the intramural softball fields. Those who attend may park their vehicles in the lot north of Wesley United Methodist Church and then walk to the observatory site.
For information, please call the physics department at 581-3220.