Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse

Event Information

Date: August 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 2 PM (Central time)
Location: Plaster Stadium, Missouri State University
Cost to the public: Free
Cost to MSU students: Free with BearPass
VIP Passes: Includes looking through a solar telescope during the eclipse [more information coming soon]

For the most up-to-date information, visit the Facebook event page.

Help Fund the Event

You can financially support this event here.

Parking and Shuttle Information

Parking will be available at the JQ Hammons Field baseball stadium parking lots, with a shuttle service to be provided to Plaster Stadium.

Event Activities


Science Village with Community Partners


Interested in hosting a vendor booth at the event? Space is available!
Contact TBA

Are you ready for the eclipse?

An Eclipse Expo will be held at the Library Center on South Campbell on July 8, 2017.

Some facts

  • There will be 96% coverage from Springfield, MO, with the maximum being at 1:13 p.m. local time. The event will last about three hours from start to finish.
  • You cannot stare at the sun without protective eyewear. Eclipse goggles will be available at the event.
  • The chance of overcast skies is only 25%.

Additional links

For more information

Dr. Peter Plavchan
Assistant Professor of Astronomy