VTSU Atmospheric Science Program Hosts Eclipse Event for High School Students at Lyndon Campus

A partial solar eclipse.

Vermont State University Atmospheric Sciences Program to Host Eclipse Event for High School Students at Lyndon Campus

Hundreds of high school students from around New England will travel to the Lyndon campus of Vermont State University (VTSU) to view the solar eclipse. 

This rare astronomical phenomenon will be celebrated by Vermont State University’s atmospheric sciences program, now in its 49th year and known for producing top meteorologists. 

Ari Preston, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, will help lead the event for high schoolers, including a discussion of the weather conditions (cloud cover) ahead of the solar eclipse event, a walk to the viewing area at varsity athletic field, and eclipse observations.

“This once-in-a-lifetime event has really sparked an interest in atmospheric sciences and astronomy,” he notes. “I’m excited to welcome the high school students to campus on Monday and look forward to sharing this experience, as well as the opportunities we offer at VTSU for students to learn more about meteorology and climate change science.”

Clear skies are expected for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Media wishing to attend should R.S.V.P. to Ari at Ari.Preston@VermontState.edu and note the following schedule:

  • 1:30 PM – Weather Briefing with Ari Preston, Alexander Twilight Theatre
  • 1:45 PM – Break & begin walk to Varsity Athletic Field (viewing area)
  • 2:15 PM – Start of Partial Solar Eclipse
  • 3:25 PM – Approximate Start of Totality (2-3 min duration)
  • 4:30 PM – Final Observations and Departure