On Monday, August 21st, much of the country will be able to see a once-in-a-generation total solar eclipse. And if you happen to be on a Jesuit campus, you'll get to see it in the company of faculty, staff and students during solar eclipse parties! Regis University, Rockhurst University, Saint Joseph's University and Santa Clara University are hosting viewing events. Several more Jesuit schools have ties to the eclipse as well: Creighton University, Georgetown University, Loyola University Maryland, Marquette University, Saint Louis University and Saint Peter's University.
To learn more about solar eclipses, check out this great profile from the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States on Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., a Jesuit astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory!