2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Science and Engineering Expo

Monday, August 21, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Haymarket Park (403 Line Drive Circle)



The Department of Physics and Astronomy is hosting a Science and Engineering Expo in Haymarket Park, at the home of the Lincoln Saltdogs. The fair will be open and free to the public and will feature demonstrations, activities, and information booths.

The UNL Society of Physics Students will present demos for all ages, and our Department will set up portable sun-viewing telescopes. We will also stream live video remotely from the UNL Student Observatory and the UNL Minnich Solar Telescope.



Solar Eclipse Weekend Events

Public Observatory Nights

  • Behlen Observatory, Mead, Nebraska, Friday, August 18 8:00-11:00 p.m.
  • Hyde Memorial Observatory at Holmes Lake, Saturday, August 19 from sundown to 11:00 p.m.
  • UNL City Campus Student Observatory (atop Memorial Stadium parking garage), Sunday, August 20 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Student Observatory
Minnich Telescope

Mueller Planetarium Shows

  • "Earth, Moon, and Sky," Friday and Saturday, August 18-19, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
  • "Eclipses & Phases of the Moon," Friday and Saturday, August 18-19, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

SciPop Family Pre-Party, Lincoln Children’s Museum

  • Talks "Football Physics" and "Comic Book Physics 101"
  • Interactive lessons "Potions of Harry Potter" and "Solar Eclipse Facts and Fun"

UNL City and East Campus Viewing Locations

For a full schedule of Lincoln events, visit the Lincoln Convention Bureau event listing.