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Solar Eclipse Experience

Jefferson College’s sensational Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) Series for 2017-18 will kick off with a rare solar eclipse and viewing event on Monday, August 21, 2017.

A phenomenal natural wonder will take place—a total eclipse of the sun, which turns daytime into night while the sun’s corona still blazes in the sky. It’s likely to be the most-viewed ever, so the time to start planning where you will be on that day is now. Don’t miss an incredible sight you’ll remember your whole life! 

Jefferson College (in Hillsboro, Missouri) lies in the eclipse’s central path, giving a spectacular view. Make plans to join us for this rare opportunity to stand in the shadow of the moon.

This will be the first total solar eclipse to touch the United State since 1991 when one occurred in Hawaii, and the first coast-to-coast across the southern U.S. since 1918. The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in the greater St. Louis area was 1442 and the next one in our region won’t occur until 2505.


Campus Opens at 8 a.m. – Activities Begin at 9 a.m. - No Admission Charge – Everyone Welcome

Bring your Lawn Chairs and Blanket

Solar Eclipse Events and Activities for All Ages

  • Educational Demonstrations
  • Guest Speakers and Topical Presentations
  • Arts/Entertainment
  • Telescope Viewing Stations
  • Pinhole Camera Making
  • Citizen Science
  • Live Streaming Video from NASA
  • Eclipse and Solar System Scale Models
  • Kids Zone – Games, Petting Zoo and More!
  • Indoor Swimming Pool (fee charged)
  • Cooling Stations
  • Viewing Glasses and Limited Edition T-Shirts for Sale
  • Concessions – Drinks - Refreshments

Additional Links:

Eclipse Lib Guide

St Louis Eclipse 2017

Eclipse 2017 NASA

American Astronomical Society