Maryville Campus is Hotspot for Eclipse Watchers

More than 1,200 people gathered for several hours in the Quad area on Maryville University’s campus to share the experience of a total solar eclipse.Aug. 21 was the first time since 1442 that the greater St. Louis region witnessed such a cosmic event — and Maryville was fortunate to be located in the Path of Totality, the 70-mile-wide swath of Earth in view of the moon’s full shadow.

The total eclipse at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri on August 21, 2017. As part of the day’s observance, Kelly Lave, PhD, assistant professor of physics, spoke about the science of a total solar eclipse. John Marino, PhD, associate professor of English, discussed mythologies and ancient traditions created around the event of an eclipse.

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