Public invited to Astronomy in Color lunch and learn

Posted March 27, 2017

Join the K-State Alumni Association as we explore the contributions and cultural impact that astronomy has in Hispanic and Indigenous Peoples’ cultures. This lunch and learn is in celebration of the 2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse that will occur on Monday, Aug. 21.

The lunch and learn will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Staley School of Leadership Studies McVay Family Town Hall. The event will cover cultural and spiritual connections with astronomy and highlight individuals who have made contributions to the field.

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will experience a rare celestial event — a total eclipse of the sun. The moon will completely block the sun, turning daylight to twilight.

The K-State Alumni Association is helping to sponsor other events on campus connected to the total eclipse. These include:

• April 11: Astrophotography Workshop, 3 p.m., 101 Cardwell Hall – learn how to photograph the eclipse.

• April 11: James R. Neff Public Lecture featuring retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak or “Mr. Eclipse,” 4:30 p.m., 101 Cardwell Hall.

• April 24: Astronomy in Color, Black, Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, noon, Staley School of Leadership Studies McVay Family Town Hall.

The K-State Alumni Association also plans to host a Star Watch Party the day of the eclipse. Stay tuned for more details.

For more information about the eclipse, visit Find other local eclipse-related events at