Totality Awesome: Join Us for a Total Solar Eclipse Pre-Party! | College of Science
February 15, 2024

Totality Awesome: Join Us for a Total Solar Eclipse Pre-Party!

Get ready for the astronomical event of our lifetime with the UNT College of Science! Join us in the beautiful Environmental Education, Science and Technology (EESAT) building on the Denton campus for TOTALITY AWESOME, a total solar eclipse pre-party where guests are invited to come learn all about eclipses, participate in many family-friendly activities, and of course, pick up glasses to safely view the total eclipse on April 8!

Both events will include planetarium showings of "TOTALITY!" in the UNT Sky Theater, engaging educational lessons, experiments, and telescope demos from UNT astronomers, local eclipse information, trivia (with prizes!), kids' activities, refreshments, and more. Pick up your complimentary ISO 12312-2 compliant eclipse glasses and gain enough knowledge to fully enjoy the 2024 totality experience... and maybe even host your own eclipse party!

Eclipse Pre-Party Dates: March 23 and 30, from 10am - 3pm both days
Environmental Education, Science & Technology Building, 1704 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201

We ask that all guests please RSVP here so we know to expect you and can send you important updates as we move closer to the events.

Totality Awesome Event Activity Schedule

Give to a College of Science Scholarship or Program and Receive a Special College of Science Eclipse Party Kit!

These events are FREE to the public, but we ask that guests consider making a donation of any amount to a College of Science scholarship or program in support of our incredible students! As a thank-you, we're putting together eclipse party kits complete with eclipse glasses, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, educational materials, and lots of fun swag, all in a UNT College of Science cotton-canvas tote bag. These fun kits will be available to the first 200 donors at each event - just show your donation confirmation (sent to your email) at the registration table upon arrival!

Not sure where to make your gift? Here are some ideas!

UNT's Astronomy Program Support Fund
UNT's Astronomy Program supports undergraduate labs and outreach for the physics department. It manages two very unique facilities, the Rafes Urban Astronomy Center Observatory and the Sky Theater Planetarium, which our undergraduate students use for their astronomy laboratories.

COS Dean's Excellence Fund
This fund is used at the Dean's discretion to support student and departmental needs on a case-by-case basis, prioritizing scholarship and financial aid.

Make your donation here through UNT Advancement.

Helpful links:

When and where to see the 2024 total eclipse

NASA Solar Eclipse Safety Information

NASA Livestream of Eclipse

National Solar Observatory (countdown and livestream)

Eclipse Map and Simulator

EESAT Parking Information

Event Map (Coming Soon)

TOTALITY AWESOME Facebook Event Page