Total Solar Eclipse at UofSC

We are excited to feature more than 120 eclipse events across the Columbia, S.C. region, Aug. 18-21, 2017!  Want to see a list of which events will have eclipse glasses? No problem.

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Total Solar Eclipse at UofSC

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The University of South Carolina is a NASA Official Viewing Location for the total solar eclipse! UofSC is holding a number of events to celebrate and study the eclipse because the university is home to faculty with eclipse expertise in a variety of subjects, from astronomy to history and the arts. Kicking off the eclipse weekend, artifacts from The Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy will be on display in the Irvin Department Gallery at the Hollings Library August 17-19, 21. On Friday, August 18, Solar physicist Dr. Sarbani Basu, Department of Astronomy Chair at Yale University, will explore the history of solar eclipses and what humankind has learned from them in a public lecture. Attend “Solar Eclipses: the Dread and the Fascination” from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business. On August 21, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is operating solar telescopes and facilitating conversation with students and others at 10 eclipse viewing stations across the USC campus. It will be a watershed moment for Columbia when the eclipse arrives and the University of South Carolina is ready to welcome the epic event.

Watch this new video about the eclipse, created by the University of South Carolina.


This event will be handing out free eclipse glasses to guests courtesy of the City of Columbia, S.C.! Available on event date and time only.

Located at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., hosted by the Department of Student Affairs and the Department of Communications and Public Affairs.