Solar Eclipse

April 16, 2024

Thousands gathered in Princeton’s Palmer Square on Monday, 4/8/24, for a community viewing of the partial solar eclipse.

Volunteers from the Space Physics Group and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences joined the Council on Science and Technology and the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton to answer questions and distribute information. Handouts included the following from two NASA science missions: Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP)  and Parker Solar Probe (PSP):

•             4,500 IMAP solar viewers
•             Informational lithographs about the IMAP mission and IMAP stickers
•             Parker Solar Probe solar glasses and stickers

Princeton staff and students from the IMAP Outreach Group also assembled and set up a solar viewing tent. Many enjoyed safely viewing and photographing the eclipse through the tent’s solar filter material.