Update: The Astronomy Club is out of eclipse glasses for pre-sale. A limited number will be on sale during the event.
The Astronomy Club is hosting a viewing event from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 21, and it’s free and open to the entire community. The eclipse will be visible from 9:13 a.m. to 11:47 a.m. in Cheney. While the eclipse is only partial, Cheney will see a 91 percent coverage – the best we will see in this area until at least 2044.
The Astronomy Club will sell a limited number of eclipse glasses during the event, as well as snacks and drinks. Two telescopes will be set up to give different views of the sun. Telescopes will be set up at the top of the stands, while the football team practices on the field.
“We are putting this event on so that we can give everyone in the Cheney-Spokane area a good venue to come in order to view the eclipse,” said Jason Schriver, secretary-treasurer of the EWU Astronomy Club. “On top of that, this is an excellent opportunity for our very young club to get its name out there in the EWU community. We have big plans for the coming year, and we can’t wait to start them off right with this wonderful event.”