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Art of the Sun

presented by UMSL College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Fine and Performing Arts, & the Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • Aug 20 , 2017
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On August 21st, this part of the country will experience a great natural phenomenon; a total eclipse of the sun.    In celebration of this event, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy are combining to present performances as well as scientific presentations.  

On Sunday August 20th, the UMSL Planetarium will host shows about the eclipse at 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm.  Then starting at 7:30pm in the Touhill Performing Arts Center, there will be an artistic performance featuring visual art, theatre, percussion, and a new composition by Dr. Barbara Harbach composed specifically to recognize the historic total eclipse. 

At the performance be sure to pick up your free eclipse viewing glasses which will be provided by The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy to ensure your safe viewing of the eclipse.  After the performance, please stay for a reception in the Touhill Lobby.  This event is free and open to the public. 

An almost total eclipse will be visible from the UMSL campus.  You will need to travel to the southwest of St. Louis to see the eclipse in totality.  The eclipse will take place in the St. Louis area between 11:50 am and 2:50 pm on Monday August 21, 2017.  The total eclipse is expected in this area between about 1:10 and 1:25 pm.  

Performance Time

  • Art of the Sun
    Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 7:30 PM Add to cal
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