Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug. 7 – Sept. 15
SOLAR, an exhibition of artwork that integrates the sun as an element of imagery and process. Potter Art Gallery. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closing Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.
Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
For Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, Missouri Western has planned:
Guest Speakers. We will host a guest speaker program with four experts at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Potter Hall Theater:
- Michael Bakich, organizer of the St. Joseph eclipse event and senior editor of Astronomy Magazine.
- Bryan Busby, chief meteorologist KMBC-TV, Kansas City.
- Mike Reynolds, professor of astronomy at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
- Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
If you miss the presentation, a recording of the guest speakers will be posted here at 10 p.m. Aug. 20.
Walter Cronkite Memorial. Walter Cronkite Memorial will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with space-themed special displays and space suit photo op.
Eclipse! Musical Revue. This new, family-friendly live musical revue will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Potter Hall Theater. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted.Eclipse! is composed of music with solar or lunar themes woven together with the stories and legends associated with the solar eclipse. The show is directed by Dr. Bob Willenbrink, founding dean of the School of Fine Arts, with musical direction by Lory Lacy Zuptich, adjunct faculty of flute. The production is funded in part by a grant from the David H. Morton Memorial Fund for the Arts.
Planetarium Shows. Bushman Planetarium will be open with special eclipse-themed shows.
You must purchase tickets for the planetarium shows. Other events are free, but seating is limited and first come, first served.
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 here. This unique transmission gives you unparalleled views of solar features during the eclipse.