Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory

The Great American Eclipse

This year on August 21st, 2017 a truly spectacular event will shadow the United States for hours.  The Great American Eclipse is one of two total solar eclipses to hit the entire US in the next 20 years!  Toledo will only be able to see a partial eclipse, but all across the country you can find places for the total eclipse.  Below we have links to websites with more information and PDFs you can read.

Here at The Ritter Planetarium

Our event will mostly take place outside on the south lawn (campus-side) between Ritter and McMaster Hall. We will be there from 12:30 PM until 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend and we are not charging a fee. We will have a couple of safely filtered telescopes looking at the eclipse. We will also have a couple dozen “Personal Solar Observatory Boxes” people can use for free and we will have a limited supply of solar eclipse glasses for sale for $3.00. In the event of clouds, we will have a web-stream of the eclipses from other locations playing in Room 1005 of McMaster Hall.

Toledo Eclipse Specifics

  • Eclipse stars at 1:02 PM
  • Maximum eclipse is at 2:27 PM
  • Eclipse ends at 3:48 PM
  • Duration of eclipse is 2 hours and 46 minutes

Eclipse Path

Last Updated: 5/27/20