ORU Students Experience the Full Eclipse

Friday, August 18, 2017
Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
Office: 918.495.7337, Mobile: 918.720.5548

Tulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University Computing and Mathematics Professor Dr. Andrew Lang will be taking five students to Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph, Missouri Monday, August 21, to view the eclipse in its totality. Front Page Science is conducting a huge public viewing at the airport there. Students will get to experience 2 minutes and 39 seconds of totality, only 1 second short of the maximum time possible. Front Page Science will also have astronomers available to explain what is happening along with several safely filtered telescopes.

Dr. Lang has ordered special t-shirts and glasses for the students to experience this unique event. The group will leave the ORU campus at 6am Monday. Please let me know if you would like to interview them before and after. We would also be honored if you decided to interview them during your morning broadcasts before they hit the road to Missouri or if you’d like to travel with them.

ORU will also host an eclipse watch party at the Armand Hammer Alumni Center from 12:30 to 1:30pm, Monday, August 21. We will have the NASA feed of the eclipse on the huge television in the Hammer Center while students can also go outside and experience it themselves with one of 50 goggles purchased by the Dean of ORU’s College of Science and Engineering.