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movies in park    

Speakers from the PeayClipse lecture series will partner with Clarksville

Parks and Recreation to give talks to the public focused on different aspects

and impacts of the Total Solar Eclipse and other phenomena related to

understanding our solar system and civilization. The goal of these talks is to

help raise awareness about the eclipse and provide eclipse viewing safety

information. We will have a presentation that begins prior to select movies which

are part of the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Movies in the Park series. At each

of these presentations we will have solar eclipse glasses and a commemorative

Total Solar Eclipse Books available for purchase by the audience.

You may also pre-purchase solar viewing glasses and commemorative eclipse

books from the APSU Market Place:


Downtown Market    

Eclipse Educators will be present at every Downtown Market to pass out

total solar eclipse information, safety fliers and to sell commemorative eclipse

books and solar viewing glasses while supplies last.

You may also pre-purchase solar viewing glasses and commemorative eclipse

books from the APSU Market Place:


Lecture Series    

Saturday, August 19 Sundquist Science Center E106A/B APSU Campus

  • 1:00 PM Total Solar Eclipse: Nature's Stellar Coincidence by Mr. Jacob Robertson
  • 2:00 PM Telling Time and Telling Tales by Dr. Tim Winters and Mrs. Mary Winters
  • 3:00 PM Ancient Cultures Guided by the Stars by Dr. Don Sudbrink
  • 4:00 PM The Secret Lives of Astronomers by Dr. J. Allyn Smith


NASA Experience  

Sunday August 20, 2017 @ the APSU Dunn Center

  • 6:00 PM Dr. Rhea Seddon, NASA Astronaut, Book Signing
  • 7:00 PM Dr. Rhea Seddon, NASA Astronaut, Speaking Engagement
  • 8:45 PM Launch (9:58) @ the APSU Dunn Center by Dr.'s McLean

Fahnestock and Michael Dickins (Projected Outside Dunn Center): Following

the development of the US space program through videos of launches that rise

into the night sky and a soundscape that alternates between clips of speeches

about our endeavors in space and the rumbling base of liftoff; Launch is a

multimedia experience that combines video projection, audio collage, and a

vibrating viewing platform. This piece has been adapted specifically for Austin

Peay State University and the Dunn Center for the Solar Peay-clipse event.

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Education Experience    

The Total Solar PeayClipse Educational Experience will provide students the

ability to experience educational lessons and hands on activities related to the

science behind a solar eclipse. Faculty and APSU College of Science and Math

students will staff this opportunity for our community to learn more about the

eclipse before walking over to the Fortera Stadium to witness this rare and

special event of a total solar eclipse! General Admission $4 per child adults

accompanying children free and includes 1 pair of solar viewing glasses.

Unaccompanied adults $4.

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Lunch and Learn    

The Total Solar PeayClipse Lunch Learn tickets are $200 and includes the

reception and meet and greet with President White and NASA Astronaut Dr. Rhea

Seddon Sunday August 20th from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Dunn Center, reserved

seating for Dr. Seddon's lecture and Launch(9:58) display at the Dunn Center.

Early entry into the Total Solar PeayClipse Educational Experience at the Dunn

Center at 10:00 am, access to the GOVS club level Total Solar PeayClipse Lunch

and Learn at Fortera Stadium, a commemorative book, solar eclipse viewing

glasses, a PeayClipse visor and a commemorative eclipse pendant designed and

donated by a local jeweler with a letter of authenticity and an engraving for the

eclipse.  ***The pendant is comprised of an acrylic black orb surrounded by cubic zirconia set in sterling silver plated base metal. 

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General Viewing    

General Viewing for the Total Solar PeayClipse will be in the Fortera Stadium.

Parking will be $5 per vehicle and will include 2 pair of solar eclipse viewing

glasses. More viewing glasses can be purchased at the stadium for $2.


August 21, 2017 (Location TBA) - The APSU Department of Physics and Astronomy will participate in a national data-gathering consortium sponsored by the NASA Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Students at APSU will conduct a high altitude balloon (HAB) flight to gather data related to the eclipse, which will be used with other data gathered along the path of the eclipse to tell scientists more about the phenomenon of a total eclipse.