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Please join the University of Dallas and Professor of Physics Richard Olenick for Out of the Darkness and Into the Light: On-Campus Eclipse Experience. Watch the livestream on UD's YouTube channel.



At the base of the Braniff Memorial Tower, you will find streaming images from two of UD’s telescopes with an opportunity to look through the telescope lens. Participate in lectures from visiting physicists and take a campus tour. There will be food trucks and brats on the Mall from UD’s St. Joseph Society for purchase.


Faculty members will also offer perspectives on the eclipse from different disciplines:


  • Biologist Saadia Bihmidine - “Shadow Dance: Plants and the Solar Eclipse”
  • Classicist Branden Kosch - “Restoring the Light: The Science and Superstition of Eclipses in Greece and Rome”
  • Education professors Janette Boazman and Barbara Khirallah - “Sun, Moon and Earth: Exploring an Eclipse – Interactive Learning Stations”
  • German professor Jacob-Ivan Eidt - “Sorastro vs. The Queen of the Night: The Epic Struggle of Light and Darkness in Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’”
  • Historian Mark Petersen - “Divine Sign: Eclipses in Indigenous American History”
  • Italianist, Dante scholar Anthony Nussmeier - “The Eclipse and the Sun in Dante’s Commedia”
  • Physicists Richard Olenick and Arthur Sweeney, plus visiting faculty
  • Psychologist Gilbert Garza - “Eclipse: A Psychological Tale of Light, Shadow and Cosmos”
  • Theologian Gregory Cruess - “Christ, the Sun of Justice: Patristic Meditations on the Light of the World”
  • Visiting Faculty Michele Montgomery - "What To Look For During Ingress and Egress"
  • Visiting Faculty Robert Haaser - "Atmospheric Expression During a Solar Game of Peek-a-boo"


Join us and reserve your sunglasses by registering below! It will be 20 years until the next total solar eclipse is visible in the contiguous United States! Be a part of history with us.


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