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Eclipse 2017 Archives

Division of Communications wins national CASE award for eclipse social media campaign

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.

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2017 Year in Review

Dec. 18, 2017—It will soon be the start of a new year. But before we enter 2018, let’s look back at the moments that shaped our university in 2017.

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse

Sep. 3, 2017—The university community marked the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse with campus viewing parties, conducted research and prepared for the big day with months of educational and creative programming.

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Vanderbilt joins NASA in eclipse balloon launch

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University researchers joined a national NASA weather balloon project giving scientists and people around the world a view of the total solar eclipse from the edge of space.

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Racing the eclipse, School of Engineering weather balloon sends striking video

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.

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Eclipse Timelapse Montage

Aug. 24, 2017—Enjoy this montage of time-lapsed videos from across the campus of Vanderbilt University during Eclipse 2017.

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Vanderbilt University community gathers for VU Eclipse 2017

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University students, faculty, and staff joined together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total solar eclipse.

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Video: Relive the epic total solar eclipse

Aug. 23, 2017—Relive Monday's epic total solar eclipse across Vanderbilt's campus through the lenses of Vanderbilt Video.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center recalls white eclipse viewing glasses

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...

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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."

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View the eclipse safely; white Vanderbilt Health glasses recalled

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.

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Dyer Observatory: Don’t try to photograph the solar eclipse. Take pictures of these instead.

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.)

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