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Great American Solar Eclipse

Great American Solar Eclipse

Location

Houck Field, Southeast Missouri State University

Date

8-21-17

Time

11:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

Description

Solar eclipse-related entertainment and activities, including a KFVS12 livestream. At 12:50 p.m., Southeast President Carlos Vargas will welcome the Southeast community, local community members and students to Houck Field to witness the solar eclipse totality. Totality is expected to begin at 1:20:21 PM (CDT) and last for one minute and 45 seconds. Prior to the eclipse, Southeast students, faculty and staff, alumni, regional community members and more than 1,600 area school children will witness two high-altitude weather balloon launches at 11 a.m. at Houck Field. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Southeast alumna Kaci Heins, education supervisor with the Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center for the NASA Johnson Space Center and teacher liaison for The Space Foundation, will help lead a group of local area and University educators in building two scientific payloads, and preparing and releasing the balloons. The balloons will be tracked via GPS and their paths will be monitored via the Houck Field video board.

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