In addition to those who live in the “path of totality,” which includes a large part of the Kansas City region, up to 7 million people nationwide are expected to travel to see the eclipse.
The partial eclipse will begin at around 11:30 a.m., with totality for our region occurring shortly after 1 p.m. The eclipse will end by about 2:45 p.m.
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Here are events happening on the Metropolitan Community College campuses.
- 11 a.m., gather at Arts & Sciences Gym
- 11:10 a.m., welcome
- 11:15 a.m., presentation
- 11:40 a.m., head outside for start of eclipse
- 1:08 p.m., eclipse reaches totality at MCC-Blue River (lasts a little more than 1 minute)
- 2:30 p.m., eclipse ends
- Space and glasses are both limited. Guests can bring folding chairs.
- RSVP required. Please respond by Aug. 19 at: eventbrite.com/e/mcc-blue-river-solar-eclipse-event-tickets-36876282955?aff=MarketingLink
MCC-Business and Technology
- 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: During peak viewing time, the campus is hosting it Solar Eclipse Watch Party in the east parking lot.
- Meet at the East Entrance at 12:30 p.m.
- The first 25 students to finalize fall enrollment will receive a free pair of NASA approved eclipse glasses.
- It’s a perfect time for students to stop by student services and make sure they are on track for their fall classes.
- 12:30 p.m., gather on the rooftop of the Education Center
- 1:08 p.m., Please note eclipse will not reach “totality” at MCC-Penn Valley (lasts a little more than 1 minute)
- Limited glasses available for viewing.
- First come, first served.