Eclipse 2017 Archives
Jun. 19, 2018—A coordinated social media campaign by Vanderbilt's Division of Communications to promote activities surrounding last August's historic solar eclipse and inform the public about Vanderbilt's experts in the field has won a national Bronze award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Aug. 24, 2017—A high-altitude weather balloon rose yesterday from a Vanderbilt garage rooftop to the edge of space to live-stream the eclipse from above Nashville and record the temporary atmospheric changes it caused.
Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University students, faculty, and staff joined together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total solar eclipse.
Aug. 17, 2017—by Cynthia Floyd Manley Vanderbilt University Medical Center has determined that eclipse-viewing glasses purchased from a local vendor and previously distributed to the public may not meet the highest safety standards and should not be used to view the eclipse. The glasses in question have solid white paper frames and include the Vanderbilt Health logo...
Stellar astrophysicist Keivan Stassun talks about total solar eclipse, scientific wonder on ‘The Zeppos Report’
Aug. 17, 2017—In prelude to the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interviews astronomy expert Keivan Stassun on "The Zeppos Report."
Aug. 17, 2017—VUMC has recalled the white eclipse safety glasses distributed at the Williamson County Fair over supply chain concerns. Multicolored Vanderbilt University, Dyer Observatory and Vanderbilt Eye Institute glasses were obtained from a different vendor and are not included in the recall.
Aug. 15, 2017—Leave photographing the eclipse to the pros and capture these two cool things instead. (Plus: How to view the partial phase of the eclipse if you don't have safety glasses.)