Total solar eclipse: OSU's way of celebrating 150 years
CORVALLIS, Ore. - While thousands of people will take some time on Monday to watch and celebrate the total solar eclipse, Oregon State University will have a little something extra to toast.
The school will be kicking off a year-long celebration for their 150 year anniversary.
"When we found out it was an eclipse coming right over our campus, and that we were right in the path, we decided it would be a great way to start it out," said Jill Peters, Eclipse Manager at OSU. "Being right here in the path of totality is a dream come true"
Oregon State is renowned for its work in science, namely astronomy and physics, so Peters says it's the University's responsibility to inform the public about Monday's once in a lifetime experience.
"It's really a great opportunity for us to show off what we have here, and show off Corvallis," Peters said.
The campus is currently full of eclipse information, catered to all age groups.
Stations are set up for kids to make solar cookies, and galleries are available down the street, showcasing solar eclipse artwork.
Whether you work at OSU, study thee, or are just visiting, everyone is counting down to 10:17 a.m. on Monday.