OSU 150

A Total Eclipse Experience | August 19-21, 2017

Oregon State University's three campuses are within or just outside the "path of totality" for the Total Solar Eclipse, where the sky will darken about 10:17 a.m. as the moon completely blocks the sun.

OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience (Corvallis) 
Join us in Corvallis for a family-friendly festival with exhibits, talks, fun activities and entertainment. From rockets, robots and meteorites to music concerts, art and a movie, there’s something of interest for everyone. All events are open to the public. There is no cost except for concert tickets.  See full schedule of activities 

Concert Tickets Available
Tickets are still available for the Sunday night concert in Corvallis, featuring a popular local blues band and Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, an award-winning classic rock and soul band from San Diego. Buy tickets at tickettomato.com. Free for children 10 and under and for OSU students with school ID.  Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and food available for purchase. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

On-campus parking will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis (no RVs or camping). See parking information

Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport)
If you're on the Oregon Coast before the eclipse, you're invited attend free eclipse presentations at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport on Aug. 18 and 20.  

Lodging and camping registration closed
The OSU Cascades family campout in Culver and eclipse event in Bend are sold out. Lodging in Corvallis is also sold out.

Listen, watch and participate

On Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20, enjoy hands-on activities, interactive workshops, informative talks, exhibits, art and crafts, an outdoor movie, concerts and more. All activities are free except the Sunday night classic rock/blues concert (Buy concert tickets here) and the Saturday night OSU Summer Choir concert. Beer, wine and food available for purchase.

See full schedule of activities

Experience the eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, watch the eclipse from OSU'c Corvallis campus at Student Legacy Park (corner of Washington Way and 26th St.) and get free solar eclipse glasses while supplies last (6,000+ pair available). Corvallis is in the path of totality, where the sky will go dark for 1 minute, 39 seconds, starting just before 10:17 a.m.

Please note that our solar eclipse glasses are from an approved U.S. vendor, Rainbow Symphony, and meet the ISO requirement for 12312-2. 

Join the party as the moon begins blocking the sun at 9:04 a.m. Before and after the period of darkness, enjoy fun activities and outdoor games. Free admission and open to the public. After the eclipse ends in Corvallis at 11:37 a.m., come to LaSells Stewart Center to watch the NASA TV live stream of the eclipse at it moves across the rest of the country. 

Get parking information.

This event is part of OSU150, a celebration of Oregon State University's 150th Anniversary, and marks the culmination of SPARK, a year of celebrating the convergence of arts and science.

Learn more at OSU150.org and spark.oregonstate.edu.
SPARK: Arts + Science @ OSU 2016-2017