Eyes on the skies: UWM hosts a solar eclipse event

A huge crowd gathered at UWM on Monday for the celestial event of the year.

UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium hosted a solar eclipse viewing party in Spaights Plaza and the Student Union. Thousands of people took the free eclipse safety glasses, peering in the sky as the moon crossed in front of the sun. At the peak of the eclipse, almost 90% of the sun was covered.

Visitors lined up for a look at the eclipse through two telescopes that the planetarium provided to get an up-close look. Others enjoyed free food, chalk art, eclipse glasses bedazzling and other activities.

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