Thousands of students and members of the community turn out for viewing festivities
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.
Many people came early to get a good seat on the Hayden Lantern and watch the eclipse from the beginning, as thousands of students, staff and members of the community gathered on the Hayden Lawn to witness the partial solar eclipse on Monday. The School of Earth and Space Exploration supplied many pairs of safe-viewing glasses.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Spectators of all kinds turn out at Hayden Lawn for the eclipse-viewing party.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
The School of Earth and Space Exploration set up a couple of telescopes for people to observe the sun as the moon passed between it and the Earth on Monday.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Joshua Rose, a sophomore in business, is doing the first assignment of his astronomy class: observing the solar eclipse and drawing pictures of it every 15 minutes. We're not sure what he's listening to, but we'd like to think it's something from our suggested playlist.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Hayden Lawn fills with students, faculty and community members gathering to watch the solar eclipse. ISTB4 hosted even more eclipse viewers, with live NASA coverage.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Six-year-old Fisher McPhearson and his mother, Kristine McPhearson, of north Phoenix, work on a home-schooling project at Hayden Lawn.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Hongyu Li (left) and her friend Jingyang Guo join the crowds on the Tempe campus watching the solar eclipse. Guo, a second-year graduate student in computer science, used a mylar-type film on his lens as he took pictures.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Freshman biomedical sciences major Blanca Moreno points at the sky after trying on eclipse glasses provided by the School of Earth and Space Exploration.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Jonathan Koppell, dean of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, joins students to watch the eclipse on Hayden Lawn.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Students try a variety of cameras to capture the eclipse.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Postdoctoral scholar Kohei Kamada leisurely observes the moon's path in front of the sun Monday on Hayden Lawn.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
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