Linfield welcomes community for eclipse viewing

Linfield College Oak GroveLinfield College will go dark Monday, Aug. 21, at 10:15:56.5 a.m. during the upcoming solar eclipse, and the community is invited to attend.

The college, located in the “path of totality,” is hosting a free community event on Linfield’s McMinnville Campus to celebrate the eclipse. The gathering will be held in the Oak Grove near historic Pioneer Hall, and guests are invited to bring camping chairs or blankets.

Linfield College has a limited supply of free commemorative eclipse viewing glasses. Glasses will be distributed at 8 a.m. outside Riley Hall, across from the Oak Grove on Monday, Aug. 21. Eclipse glasses are one per-person and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests attending the event are advised to bring appropriate protective eye wear for viewing the eclipse.

Prior to the eclipse, Michael Crosser, professor of physics and chair of the physics department, will present an eclipse talk at 8:30 a.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

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