Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024

February 26, 2024

Baylor University is partnering with Lowell Observatory, Discovery, and the City of Waco to host Eclipse Over Texas: Live from Waco. Here are some of the eclipse-related events at Baylor and in the Waco area. 

Waco Symphony 

  • March 21 – Exploring the Great Unknown – Pairing music with breathtaking images of the cosmos
  • April 7 – Sci-Fi Spectacular: Sun, Moon, and Superstars

April 5 – 7 

Waco Weekend events – nightly concerts, STEAMclipse, parade, fun run

April 7

American Eclipse – the musical

See the Baylor Theater webpage for more information

April 8

9:30 am – O.T. Hayward public lecture by Jack Schmitt  (most recent living person to have walked on the moon), Hurd Welcome Center, Room 102

10 am – 4 pm 

STEAM Zone at Touchdown Alley 

Faculty, staff and students can request a complimentary ticket:

– NASA, Lowell Observatory, Mayborn Museum, and Physics will have anchor sites

– Science talks, hands-on activities, solar telescopes

Mayborn Museum will also have hands-on activities in the Village, behind the museum


11 am – 3 pm  Diadeloso 

Physics, Geosciences, and Environmental Sciences will have hands-on activities, solar telescopes, as well as a weather station and solar panels showing how the environment changes in real time   

Psychology and Neuroscience will be conducting a survey to study the experience of awe during the eclipse.                     

Art Department and Martin Museum of Art – walk through camera obscura, several take-home eclipse-themed art projects including screen-printed bookmarks, cyanotype prints, and charcoal rubbings

12:20 pm – First Contact (moon touches sun’s edge)

1:38 pm – Totality begins

1:40 pm – Maximum Eclipse

1:42 pm – Totality Ends

3:00 pm – Last Contact