Solar Observing on Thornton Plaza in March & April 2024!

Author: Prof. Adrienne Cool
March 18, 2024

Dear SF State Community,


Thanks to the SFSU Observatory's student docents and volunteers, solar telescopes and other special equipment for safe viewing of the Sun will be available this coming week and after spring break when skies are clear.

WHERE:    plaza in front of Thornton hall


       Mondays:     12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  

       Tuesdays:     11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

       Thursdays:   12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 


       March 18 - 21  and  April 2 - 22


SPECIAL EVENT:  On Monday, April 8 there will be an eclipse of the Sun!

Beginning around 10:15 am, the Moon will spend a leisurely 2 hours crossing in front of the Sun.  Maximum eclipse, when the Moon will cover about 1/3 of the Sun as viewed from San Francisco, will occur at about 11:15 am.

Come check it out and bring a friend!   Please help spread the word.

For more information about the eclipse check out this interactive map or read here.

Note:  The next solar eclipse in the continental USA isn't for another 20 years!