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Far out: Solar eclipse party at ASU

Thousands of students and members of the community turn out for viewing festivities

Solar eclipse viewing party
August 21, 2017

It didn't matter that Tempe wasn't in the path of totality of Monday's solar eclipse — thousands turned up on the Tempe campus for the eclipse-viewing party hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration, grabbing a pair of ASU glasses and claiming a spot to watch the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.

Held at both Hayden Lawn and ISTB4, the viewing celebration featured ASU scholars on hand to explain the science, telescopes available for use and — inside ISTB4 — live NASA coverage. Check out the fun in our gallery as Sun Devils got stars in their eyes.

Top photo: Postdoctoral research associate Sean Bryan (right) looks at the solar eclipse with free eclipse glasses provided by ASU on Hayden Lawn in Tempe. Bryan works in ASU's School Of Earth and Space Exploration designing cameras that can photograph deep space. Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now

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