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Concord Celebrates Solar Eclipse

By Anastasiia Vorobeva
On September 7, 2017

Several students and faculty came out to the solar eclipse party looking through special lens. 
Photo Courtesy of Anastasiia Vorobeva

Concord University celebrated the first total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, since 1918. To acknowledge the event, the school provided students with complementary National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) approved glasses and the space themed snack.

    All 300 glasses the school bought for the event were given out within just a couple of hours. They were expensive, Andrew Sulgit, Concord’s Director of Student Affairs, explained. “We were not even expecting to give all three hundred out,” said Sulgit, “the response was much better than we thought it would be.”

    Concord organized a live-streaming of the eclipse and opened the university’s observatory where anybody could take a look at the eclipse through special lenses. On the roof of the Alexander Fine Arts Building, a small party was thrown – students played table games and passed around glasses to look up the sky.

    “I liked to see people getting out and doing things. Even as simple as four-five friends passing around a pair of glasses saying ‘Check out this eclipse.’ To me that’s what a college is about. It’s about being active,” said Sulgit.

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