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UM Eclipse viewing party media coverage

April 9, 2024 — 

On Monday, April 8th we gathered at the quad on campus to view the eclipse (safely!) from 1:30 P.M. until 2:30 P.M.

500 pairs of glasses were handed out to staff and students hoping to catch a glimpse of this rare celestial site.

Kelvin Au, a PHD student in Astrophysics at University of Manitoba remarked on the significance of the day “It’s quite rare. I mean, the next total one’s going to be in 2044, that we’re going to be seeing in North America,” said Au. 

The well timed photo at the top of this post was taken by Physics and Astronomy Senior Scholar Werner Ens.

Media came to campus to join in the excitement, here are some of the place we were mentioned:

Here is the story from the Winnipeg Free Press

Here is the story from CityNews Winnipeg

Here is the story from CTV Winnipeg

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