Furman to host a fest in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse

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Furman University is hosting a variety of public events on campus on the day of the Aug. 21 total eclipse, including a guided viewing presentation at Paladin Stadium. The event, called Eclipse@Furman, runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A festival will be held at the stadium entrance between noon and 2 p.m. It will include thematic activities, concessions, special music, free Furman cups, and water stations.

Furman physics professor David Moffett will narrate a discussion as the eclipse unfolds between 2 and 2:45 p.m. The university will provide special glasses to all attendees.

In the event of inclement weather that day, Eclipse@Furman will be held at Bon Secours Wellness Arena and will feature live streaming of the eclipse from NASA.

While Greenville and other South Carolina counties will be in the path of totality, much of the eastern United States will see only a partial eclipse. The solar eclipse will begin in Greenville at 1:09 p.m. and end at 4:02 p.m. The city will be engulfed in near darkness for 2 minutes and 8 seconds beginning at approximately 2:38 p.m.

Furman has created a website, furman.edu/eclipse, with details.

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