Sigma Pi Sigma's Great American Eclipse Event

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The Great American Eclipses of 2023 and 2024

Eclipse Outreach Resources

In October of 2023 and April of 2024, two solar eclipses cross America! First, on October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse crossed from the Pacific Northwest down through Texas. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur, passing from Texas up through the Northeastern states!

Did you or your chapter participate in the eclipse? SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma want to hear from you!

If you experienced the April 8, 2024 eclipse, SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma want to hear from you!

Were you moved by the experience? Thwarted by cloud cover? Hosting an outreach event? With a stadium full of others, with family, or in solitude?

Share your stories, photographs, sketches, poems, and more here or by emailing us at sps-programs [at]  Anything you submit may be used in SPS publications.

Eclipse Outreach Webinar!

Preparing for the upcoming eclipse? Need outreach events to drum up excitement? Attend the #HowtoEclipseOutreach Webinar on February 28, 2024 at 2 pm Eastern for ideas for events and information on how to reach a broad audience! You can register in advance here and will receive information for joining the webinar in your confirmation email.

The Eclipse Livestream

Join Sigma Pi Sigma and SPS as we celebrate the April 8th, 2024 total solar eclipse! There are about 50 SPS chapters in the totality for April 2024 eclipse! Sigma Pi Sigma will provide links here to sites livestreaming the eclipse, as well as from participating SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma chapters from multiple locations within the eclipse path. 

Participating Chapters

Participating chapters will be eligible for supplies and support for their events.

  • SPS Zone 7 @ Cleveland State University
  • Henderson State University
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • San Antonio College
  • Gannon University
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • Duke University
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth-ZONE1-SPSChapter6550
  • University of Mississippi-SPS Chapter
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Augusta University
  • Davidson College
  • South Dakota School of Mines
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • Ripon College
  • Illinois Tech Society of Physics Students

 Let us know if you are participating, here!

Map of SPS Chapters in Eclipse Path


 April 2024 Eclipse in Fall 20203 Radiations issue

Read an article by Tom Rice (AAS and GWU) on how to "Experience the April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse — And Share It With Others".

Eclipse Glasses and Safety

Hosting an event of you own? SPS has eclipse glasses and viewers for FREE! Fill out the google form here to request yours today. Remember: Safety is a number one concern while viewing these events, it is recommended to wear eclipse glasses if you are viewing eclipses directly!