Categories: Eclipse
students looking through a solar telescope during the daytime
Start: April 1, 2024 11 a.m.
End: April 1, 2024 2 p.m.

CANCELLED - Weather permitting, view the Sun through one of Ball State’s powerful Solar Telescopes setup at the Scramble Light. See the Sun in a very specific color of red light known as Hydrogen-alpha and view the atmospheric region of the Sun called the chromosphere. Learn about and see dramatic features like solar prominences, filaments, and flares!

Eclipse glasses and training sessions will also be available at this event as we will be continuing to get the community ready for April’s total solar eclipse.

Learn more about the upcoming total solar eclipse happening at Ball State to prepare for the spectacular event. Glasses are partially funded through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Simons Foundation.

  • Cost: FREE, cash donations accepted
  • Location: Ball State Scramble Light, paid parking available at McKinley Avenue Parking Garage

Telescopes are also setup during Ball State's free public planetarium programs, depending on the weather and time of day/year.