The Sentinel

Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

Source%3A+KCTV5%0A
Source: KCTV5

Source: KCTV5

Source: KCTV5

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Story updated at 9:56 a.m. Monday with the latest weather information from weather.com.

As classes begin Monday, some have wondered if Rockhurst University would cancel classes Monday afternoon during the widely anticipated solar eclipse. That doesn’t appear to be the case, though, according to Douglas Dunham, Chief Academic Officer at Rockhurst.

Dunham sent a campus-wide email Thursday morning that helped answer questions. “As rare as it is, it is the first day of classes,” Dunham said in his email. “If your schedule allows, then you are invited to come to Lower Bourke Field (east of the soccer field and in front of the social activities hall) to join the Rockhurst University Department of Physics for a viewing of what’s being called ‘The Great American Solar Eclipse.’

“If you have a class scheduled during that time, then please plan on reporting to your class, as scheduled, unless you hear otherwise from your instructor. Please do not email your instructor to find our if class is delayed; your instructor will notify you if there is any alteration to your schedule.” That may not have been the answer students wanted to hear regarding the possibility to view the eclipse, but some professors have already contacted students giving them their permission to view the eclipse.

According to the Kansas City Star, the last time the Kansas City area was in such a great position to view a solar eclipse was 1806. Rockhurst’s campus will be at 99.940 percent blockage (near totality). In our area viewers can first expect to see the shadow of the moon at approximately 11:41 a.m. and the maximum blockage will happen at 1:09 p.m. Dunham cautioned that solar glasses “must be worn” if looking at the sun. Rockhurst will provide solar glasses and informational handouts to students Monday during the eclipse.

Here are a few links from credible sources to get deeper information on the eclipse:

According to an hour-by-hour forecast at weather.com, the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies through the rest of the afternoon. There is a small chance of precipitation.

Interested in joining the Sentinel staff? Reach out to our Editor-in-Chief, Ryan Crawford, at [email protected] to see how you can get involved.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    Kansas City

    Review: An innovative donut shop that wants you to want it

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    Kansas City

    Troost Avenue: A great divide decreasing

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    A & E

    Everyone is going to the new KC Marketplace, should you?

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    Campus

    9 Things you need to know about voting as a Rockhurst student

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    Campus

    Students raise awareness and scholarships for Hispanic Hawks

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    A & E

    Review: Shake Shack shakes up a student’s interest

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    A & E

    Review: Hamburger Mary’s, a place for good eats and good fun

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    A & E

    Three day trips you can make in Missouri for Spring Break

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    Kansas City

    You’ll find the most haunted KC attraction in the middle of the woods

  • Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

    Kansas City

    Gates BBQ serves up best-kept lunch secret Rockhurst needs to know about

Navigate Right
The student news site of Rockhurst University
Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse