WittClipse Schedule of Events

Wittenberg is planning to host a range of activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8, 2024, leading up to and after the Great North American Eclipse.
  • Weather permitting, several academic departments and programs are tentatively set to host a tent/table in Wittenberg Stadium to meet with students on variety of topics related to astronomy. Fun, interactive games are also expected to be offered in and around the stadium.
  • Conversations are underway regarding a possible all-campus lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on this day. More information will be forthcoming once more details are confirmed.
  • Satellite programs being discussed to date include:
    • A special 30-minute eclipse-focused service led by Matevia Endowed University Pastor Tracy Johannes-Paschke in Weaver Chapel
    • Assistant Professor of Religion Travis Proctor leading a reenactment of the trial of Galileo
    • The Department of English hosting a poetry event
    • Assistant Professor of Art Gypsy Schindler providing on-demand screenprinting for eclipse-inspired T-shirts. Participants would be encouraged to bring their own T-shirt.

Award-winning, national recognized astronomer Daniel Fleisch, professor emeritus of physics, is also planning to install an accurately scaled model of the solar system on campus and at select locations in the surrounding community starting in March. More on this project and additional events led by Fleisch can be found here.

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