Glasses, experts, and more! ACC gets ready for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, most of Central Texas will be in the direct line to witness a total solar eclipse. Austin Community College District (ACC) is your place to learn what you need to know and get your eclipse glasses. 

Total solar eclipses are rare, can only be seen from certain parts of the Earth, and last for only a few minutes at most. They occur when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking the entire disk of the sun and casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface. 

ACC expert Physics & Astronomy Professor Dr. Michael Endl discusses what makes a total solar eclipse a remarkable celestial event. Watch the special ACC Experts episode below.

Almost all ACC campuses will be in the direct path of the total solar eclipse. Beginning Monday, April 1, special protective glasses will be available at all ACC campuses across the district. These glasses are free, and we encourage everyone to grab a pair for themselves, friends, and family to join in the eclipse excitement (limit three per person). Remember, these glasses are designed to protect your eyes during the eclipse, so get yours early and be prepared.

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