On Mon., Aug. 21, Kent Denver faculty and staff took a break from preparing for the first day of the 2017-18 school year to watch the solar eclipse—a period of time where the moon passes between Earth and the sun.
Although Kent Denver's 200-acre campus was not in the path of totality, where the moon completely obscured the sun and turned day into night for a few moments, there were several places to secure a partial view.
One of the intriguing observatories was the astrometric tower in the Gates Science and Magness Technology Center entrance. The astrometric tower was designed, in part, by Kent Denver science students.
Outdoors, science teacher Steve Newman set up a reflecting telescope on campus to provide a unique viewing opportunity for faculty and staff.
Off-campus, students and class deans found time in the midst of class retreats to observe this rare celestial event.
Click here for a fun slideshow of eclipse viewers.