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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party @ Stanford

October 14, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a magnificent partial solar eclipse locally! Join us for this viewing party and learn more about the Sun!

Let’s observe the solar eclipse together! While the Bay Area is not on the path of annularity, we will still have around 80% coverage with a partial eclipse and would love to invite you to celebrate this astronomical event with us! Please see below an overview of the program:

8:30-10:30 am: Eclipse observing with telescopes and other viewing equipment. The full annular eclipse will also be live streamed. At the event, you will have the opportunity to observe with:

  • White-light solar telescopes
  • H-alpha solar telescopes
  • Sun spotters
  • Solar binoculars
  • A solar viewer
  • Eclipse glasses

9:30-11:30 am: Stations with hands-on activities centered around the eclipse, solar physics, optics, and the solar system, These include:

  • Solar S’more
  • Pocket Solar System
  • Experimenting with UV-sensitive Beads
  • Magic with Optics
  • Solar Spectroscopy
  • Make a Pinhole Camera
  • The Solar System at Scale
  • Spin to Win
  • Ask a Solar Physicist

Although weather-permitting, this event is free, open to all, and especially kids- and family-friendly! While walk-ins are also welcome, registration is strongly encouraged.

************** Directions & Parking *****************

This event will take place on the Intramural (IM) South Fields on the Stanford campus (where Google Map marks as “General Lot 4”). Pedestrian access to the venue are located at the El Camino & Churchill Mall, El Camino & Churchill Ave., and El Camino & Serra St. intersections.

The closest visitor parking is in the Varsity Lot (south of the Stanford Stadium). All parking is free in spaces marked Visitor, A, C, or E during weekends unless indicated otherwise. Ample accessible parking is available in this lot. A golf cart will also be shuttling individuals with mobility issues between the parking lot and the venue. Street parking is also available along El Camino Real.

If you plan to take public transportation, please take bus route 22 and get off at El Camino & Churchill. Route 22 also connects to the Palo Alto Transit Center.


October 14, 2023
11:30 am - 2:30 pm


IM South Fields
1600 El Camino Real
Stanford, CA 94305 United States