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Solar Eclipse Party

August 21, 2017

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Approximately 600 members of the Catawba College community queued up on the lawn of the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel beginning at noon on Monday, August 21, patiently waiting for their pair of solar eclipse glasses. Faculty organizers from across disciplines say people began lining up more than 45 minutes before they distributed 550 pairs of the glasses.  More than 30 individuals were turned away when the campus supply was depleted.  Some shared the glasses they received, others bought and brought their own, still others made pinhole viewers to safely see the moon pass in front of the sun and experience the 96% eclipse that occurred in Salisbury.

Photos by Wayne Hinshaw
Additional Photos by Tonia Black-Gold and Maegen Worley