Eclipse Glasses

Except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun's bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing.

Many but not all vendors online are reputable! The American Astronomical Society has a list of reputable vendors at Don't stress, though, OWU's Perkins Observatory has certified eclipse glasses that will be available for free to the OWU and Delaware area community. We want to make sure you're able to enjoy this great moment safely! 

  • Eclipse glasses will be available to the OWU community and the general public at the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Information Desk Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m starting Wednesday, March 20
  • OWU students, faculty, and staff can also obtain glasses by contacting Kyle Pellegrin, Physics and Astronomy Department Lab Manager. You can stop by his office, SCSC 122, if you are in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, but it's a good idea to contact him first since he might not be there if you just drop by. 
  • The Astronomy Club and Public Safety will have a supply of glasses available at Selby Stadium on April 8 if you haven't grabbed your pair beforehand. But it's a good idea not to wait until the last moment!
You must wear eclipse glasses during partial phases! Only take off your eclipse glasses during totality!

Indirect Observation

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Magnified, Projected Images

To see a magnified, projected image of the partially eclipsed sun, a telescope can be used. The plane of project should be in shadow to allow sufficient contrast.

Do not look at the sun through a telescope unless there is a filter or the sun is totally eclipsed!

Small Openings

Small openings (in addition to the classic "pin hole") can be used to the shape of the partially eclipsed sun:

(Left photo courtesy of, right photo courtesy of Reddit.)


Location for group viewing: Selby Stadium

Gates open at 1:30pm. Please find seating on the away team side of the stadium as you enter. Group viewing will end at 3:30pm, at which time all guests must exit Selby Stadium.


This table gives information specifically for the center of Selby Stadium. All times are Universal Time (standard time in Greenwich, England). To get EDT subtract 6 hours. Times use a 24-hour clock. To find tables for other locations use the interactive map produced by Xavier Jubier.
  • Start of the partial phases (first contact) is 1:56 p.m. EDT
  • Beginning of totality (second contact) is 3:11:37.2 p.m. EDT
  • End of totality (third contact) is 3:14:11.6 p.m. EDT
  • End of partial phases (fourth contact) is 4:27 p.m. EDT

Department Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Delaware, OH

Department Contacts

Chair: Brad Trees
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 139
740-368-3779 |

Academic Assistant: Joshua Seiders
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 201
740-368-3907 |