UT Arboretum to Provide Viewing Area For August 21st Solar Eclipse

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Monday, August 21, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 pm

The UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge will be a viewing site for the solar eclipse on August 21st. It is estimated that the total solar eclipse in Oak Ridge will last 27 to 31 seconds at approximately 2:33 p.m. EDT. The public is invited to view the eclipse in a clear area above the arboretumís auditorium. Gates will open at 1:30 p.m. for cars to park near the site. Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center staff will direct patrons to the walk to the area at the top of the hill. The public is invited to bring chairs, blankets and viewing devices. Normal arboretum rules will be followed including no pets and no picnicking. People are encouraged to bring water. Restrooms will be available in the auditorium building. The first solar eclipse over the continental United States since 1979, Oak Ridge is one of the few cities in the path of totality in Tennessee.


Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.