Berry College will host an eclipse viewing and offer solar eclipse lectures from NASA Partner Eclipse Ambassadors.

The lectures will take place:

  • Wednesday (March 27) 5-6 p.m., Rome/Floyd County Library
  • April 1, 3-4 p.m., Cedartown Library
  • April 1, 5-6 p.m., Rockmart Library
  • April 3, 7-8 p.m. in Berry’s McAllister auditorium.
  • Professor of Physics and Astronomy Todd Timberlake and Mary Jenkins, a physics student at Berry, will discuss eclipses and how to view them safely. Additionally, they will offer hands-on activities about eclipses, viewings of the sun through telescopes and a free set of eclipse glasses.

The lectures are meant to prepare the community for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8.  

Berry will host a solar eclipse viewing starting at 1:30 p.m., April 8, in Berry’s football stadium. The event will be a partial eclipse in Rome with the moon covering approximately 87 percent of the sun at its maximum eclipse. Maximum eclipse will be achieved at 3:04 p.m. Viewing the eclipse without proper precautions can result in serious side effects and eclipse glasses are highly recommended. Eclipse glasses will be offered to participants and solar telescopes will be set up for the viewing.

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