The Southern Utah University (SUU) Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, SUU STEM Center for Teaching & Learning, and SUU Ashcroft Observatory are gearing up to host an unforgettable solar eclipse viewing event on Monday, April 8th, 2024. From 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., attendees can witness the celestial spectacle at the Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, Science Addition Building, located at 162 South 300 West, Cedar City, Utah.

As the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, participants will have the unique opportunity to observe this breathtaking event through solar viewing telescopes provided by the SUU Ashcroft Observatory and Cedar Breaks National Monument. These telescopes are equipped for safe sun observation, ensuring everyone can marvel at the eclipse without harming their eyes.

To enrich the experience, the event will feature engaging exhibits, hands-on activities, and interactive presentations exploring the science behind solar eclipses and other astronomical wonders. Free solar eclipse glasses will be provided to ensure safe viewing for all attendees.

Dr. Cameron Pace, associate professor of physics at SUU, expressed excitement about the event, emphasizing its role in fostering community connection and scientific curiosity. "This solar eclipse viewing event represents a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and share in the wonder of our universe," said Dr. Pace.

The event underscores SUU's commitment to making science accessible and engaging for all. Open to the public, individuals of all ages are encouraged to join this educational and inspiring experience.

SUU, a prominent institution of higher education, offers a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs. The university's Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, SUU STEM Center for Teaching & Learning, and SUU Ashcroft Observatory contribute significantly to educational outreach and scientific research.

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