2017 Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

With the unique opportunity of having a prime viewing path for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Missouri Western and the St. Joseph community are hosting a variety of events open to the public.

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

For Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, Missouri Western has tentatively planned:

Guest Speakers. We will host a guest speaker program with four experts:

Time to be announced. See Michael Bakich’s site detailing the eclipse.

Walter Cronkite Memorial. Walter Cronkite Memorial will be open extended hours, with space displays and space suit photo op.

Planetarium Shows. Bushman Planetarium will be open with special eclipse-themed shows.

All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Missouri Western is not hosting a public viewing on Monday, Aug. 21, but you can find a list of community public viewing sites here, under “Where to Watch.”

Or you can view a video of the eclipse from wherever you are. A livestream video, transmitted from a state-of-the-art H-alpha telescope, will be shown on this webpage. This unique transmission gives you unparalleled views of solar features during the eclipse.

Check Back for Updates

Planned activities and information will be updated frequently. Please check this site often to see what’s new.