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First Day of Classes and Solar Eclipse

Mon, August 21, 2017

The first week of classes was filled with excitement as students headed to Library Lawn to view the moon crossing in front of the sun. This was the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental U.S. since 1979. OState.TV caught the milestone event on camera.

The eclipse peaked at 1:06 p.m. and reached nearly 90 percent totality. Students, faculty, staff and the community covered the Stillwater campus with their eyes to the sky.  

Have a great year, Cowboys! 

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President Hargis looks through solar glasses
Student at viewing
Solar eclipse
Eclipse viewing