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Join the Intensive English Program on Monday, August 21, 2017, for a party to celebrate the solar eclipse!

A solar eclipse is an occasion when the sun looks like it is completely or partially covered with a dark circle because the moon is between the sun and the Earth.

the moon is blocking the sun in this solar eclipse

What:      Eclipse Party!  The last total solar eclipse in Missouri occurred in 1869, and the next one won’t occur for hundreds of years, so you will want to watch this one. It will be a truly historic event, and the IEP wants to celebrate with you!

Date:      Monday, August 21

Time:      12 p.m.  The party starts at noon, and the total eclipse (the darkest time) will start at 1:12 pm and continue for over 2 minutes. During this time, it will be dark, and you will be able to see the stars. Be sure to wear special eclipse glasses (free ones will be provided) when looking at the sun.

Who:     New & returning IEP students, family members, & staff

Where: Outside McReynolds Hall

Cost:      Free!  The items below will be given away to everyone!

  • Safe viewing glasses (made to be able to watch the eclipse safely)
  • Sub sandwiches from the Sub Shop (turkey, vegetarian, & roast beef)
  • Chips & drinks
  • Lots of fun!

Three international students at the University of Missouri try on their glasses.to get ready for the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. by Mary Browning