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Our Lady of the Lake hosts eclipse viewing

Students, staff, faculty and families from the local community gathered in Our Lady of the Lake University’s (OLLU) St. Anthony Courtyard at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, to view the partial solar eclipse. The science and math faculty at OLLU hosted the event, providing solar eclipse goggles, a telescope with solar viewing filter and more information about the eclipse. San Antonio is not in the ‘path of totality’ (that area of the country viewing a full eclipse), so viewers saw approximately 61 percent coverage of the sun during this eclipse. However, according to Dr. Charles Smith, professor of chemistry at OLLU and eclipse-viewing organizer, “On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will travel right over OLLU….So I look at the partial eclipse as an excellent practice event for what is to come.”

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