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You’re invited to Tarleton State’s free solar eclipse viewing event happening at Memorial Stadium.

TSU Media Relations


Tarleton State University will host a solar eclipse viewing event from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 8 at Memorial Stadium.

The event is free and open to the public, with seating restricted to the stands. No field access will be available.

Total solar eclipses over the United States are rare, with the next visible one slated for Aug. 23, 2044, according to NASA.


Totality will begin in Texas at 1:27 p.m. and end in Maine at 3:35 p.m. Totality in Stephenville will be reached at approximately 1:39 p.m.

“The last time Texas saw a total solar eclipse was 1878,” said event organizer Lindsay Hope.

“This is truly a rare event that shouldn’t be missed. We are thrilled to open up the stands at Memorial Stadium for people to get the best view possible.


“We plan to stream a telescope live onto the big screen—it will be an amazing sight.”


Nearly 600 students from area high schools are committed to attend, with more expected to be added in the coming weeks.

The city of Stephenville has purchased T-shirts to distribute at the event, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Limited edition eclipse T-shirts featuring Oscar P. and “Dark Side of the Sun,” a parody of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” are available to order through Texans Campus Store.

Eclipse viewing glasses will be provided while supplies last.


Solar filters such as eclipse glasses or solar viewers should be utilized by those planning to look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun.


Concessions will be available for purchase, with a clear bag policy in effect.


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