WittClipse Schedule of Events

The Wittenberg community is planning to mark the Great North American Eclipse with some special programming for students, faculty, and staff on April 8, 2024.
  • Weather permitting, several departments and programs are set to host a tent/table at Edwards-Maurer Field in Wittenberg Stadium to meet with students, faculty, and staff on a variety of topics related to the eclipse. Games, prizes, and additional activities will also be available. At 2 p.m., there will be a special 30-minute eclipse-focused service led by Matevia Endowed University Pastor Tracy Johannes-Paschke in Weaver Chapel.
  • Programs at Wittenberg Stadium include:
    • Admission: Space-Themed Food and Drawing with Prizes
    • Art: On-Demand Screen Printing (T-shirts provided)
    • Biological and Environmental Sciences: Temperature Sensors and Using Merlin App
    • Chemistry: Cyanoprints
    • English: Blackout Poetry
    • Mathematics: Pinhole/Colander Viewers; Giant Jenga
    • Physics: Model Solar System, Shadow Bands, Telescope, Remotely Piloted Vehicle
    • Political Science: Special Snacks and Visuals from the Political Climate of 1806, the Last Year Ohio Had a Full Eclipse
    • Student Involvement: Cornhole
    • University Pep Band: Performing at 11:45 a.m.
    • World Languages: Button Making

Award-winning, nationally recognized astronomer Daniel Fleisch, professor emeritus of physics, is also continuing to present every Sunday at 1 p.m. with the last presentation having two dates at Weaver Observatory, April 6-7. He has installed an accurately scaled model of the solar system on campus and at select locations in the surrounding community. More on Fleisch's solar system project and presentations can be found here.

A display of the solar system is also up in Thomas Library, along with items from archives about Neil Armstrong receiving an honorary degree from Witt in 1969. A selection of books on planets, the solar system, and space for anyone who would like to explore the cosmos from their armchair is also available at the library. See photo gallery below.

Solar System Exhibit

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