A five-hour drive will place you in the path of a total solar eclipse. Brent Studer, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at Kirkwood Community College, will explain the circumstances under which eclipses occur and what you can do to be ready for next week's solar eclipse, the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979.
The August 21, 2017 solar eclipse will being at 11:46 am and last 2 hours and 50 minutes. From Iowa City we will only see a partial eclipse. The eclipse will be at the fullest at 1:12 pm and the eclipse will end at 2:36pm Central Time.
We will have a limited number of solar eclipse glasses that we will be handing out during this program courtesy of Starnet.