Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing

Put on your snazzy (and safe!) glasses and join fellow Beavs as we view the annular solar eclipse. There won't be another one visible in the United States until 2039!

Viewing the eclipse

Join us at Trysting Tree Golf Club for a morning of eclipse viewing with College of Science Senior Instructor Randall Milstein and students. They will be available to answer questions and allow folks to use special telescopes for optimal viewing. Even if it is a cloudy morning, we are still expecting to see some of the eclipse.

As the moon goes over the sun, we will experience very similar effects as the 2017 total solar eclipse. It will get darker, the birds will quiet down and we will see fun half-moon shimmering shadows on the ground.

Guests will be able to move indoors and outdoors as needed to see the phenomenon, and will receive solar eclipse glasses upon arrival.

Golfing during the eclipse

Does the idea of viewing (with your glasses on, of course) the eclipse while golfing pique your interests? Here are your options:

  • Bring a few clubs and hits some balls at the range. $3.50 per bucket of balls. No reservations required.
  • Looking to perfect your putt? Bring a putter and a ball and practice while viewing the eclipse. The use of the putting green is free and reservations are not required.
  • Interested in nine or 18 holes? Reservations open on Oct. 7 (and they will fill fast!). Call 541-713-4659 or book online. Rates and additional information.

Saturday, Oct. 14 (before the Homecoming game!)
Trysting Tree Golf Club
34028 NE Electric Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333
7:45 - 11 a.m. | Public viewing
OSUAA members - Free
Non-members - $10 per person
OSU students with ID - Free

Free coffee and snacks provided. Additional food is available for purchase.

Solar eclipse glasses will be available for all registered guests. Guests must wear solar eclipse glasses the whole time when looking at the sun, even during peak annularity.

Annular solar eclipse begins at 8:06 a.m., maximum at 9:18 a.m., annularity ends at 9:20 a.m., partial eclipse ends at 10:39 a.m.

Photo credit: Kitt Peak Observatory



About the presenter: Randall L. Milstein has been a faculty member at Oregon State University since 1990. He teaches astronomy and energy alternatives in the OSU Physics Department, and numerous courses in the OSU University Honors College. From 2016-22, Milstein was Astronomer-in-Residence to the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium and is currently OSU's representative to OSGC. His research interests include astrogeology, impact-cratering dynamics and archaeo-astronomy. Milstein is a regular outreach speaker and enjoys engaging with the public on topics of science, astronomy and the roll of science fiction in popular culture.

*Dates, times and other details for in-person events are subject to change.

Photos and videos from this event may be used in Oregon State University promotional materials. By attending this event, you consent to have your photo taken and appear in videos and allow use of these photographs and videos by OSU, the Foundation or the Alumni Association for promotional purposes.


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