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March 20, 2024

Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties Await

A total eclipse of the sun.

As the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, draws near, anticipation grows for this unique celestial event. Residents and visitors are welcome to join us in observing the eclipse at one of these free viewing parties, offering engaging experiences for all ages.

Eclipse Timing

  • Begins: 12:20 p.m.
  • Max: 1:39 p.m. (Magnitude: 0.9823)
  • Ends: 3 p.m.

Lake Walk

  • Location: 4107 Lake Atlas Drive
  • Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Activities: Enjoy face painting, live DJ music, and a variety of games and activities by local businesses.
  • Freebies: The first 500 attendees receive complimentary snow cones, and the first 1,000 obtain exclusive BRYANTX eclipse glasses.
  • Hosts: Lake Walk, Destination Bryan, and Texas A&M University’s Department of Hospitality, Hotel Management, and Tourism.

Bryan + College Station Library System

  • Locations: Clara B. Mounce Public Library (201 E. 26th St.), Larry J. Ringer Library (1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. S.)
  • Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Activities: Engage in solar-themed crafts and eclipse viewing stations.
  • Freebie: Attendees receive complimentary eclipse glasses, limited to one per person or two per family.
  • Sponsors: Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL) program and the Texas A&M Forest Service.
  • Funding: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Space Science Institute.

Whether you choose to join us at one of these viewing parties or observe the eclipse elsewhere, remember to prioritize safety by using certified solar viewing glasses. Get your glasses at First Friday in Historic Downtown Bryan by visiting the Destination Bryan tent near 26th Street and Bryan Avenue; supplies are limited. Inspect your glasses before use; if damaged, discard them. Never look at the sun through a camera lens or other optical devices while wearing eclipse glasses – it can cause serious eye injury.

Don’t miss the chance to witness the solar eclipse with us!

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