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From left: Robert Ashford, third place; Oscar Arroyo-Mejia, second place; James Bottger, first place; and Michael Given, Pennsylvania NSPS director and Trig-Star coordinator.

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Amateur astronomers brought telescopes, filtered binoculars and other equipment to Penn State Behrend, in Erie, to view the eclipse in totality.

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Silhouette of Penn State Shenango student Gianna Effinite during totality of the solar eclipse. As a result of the near-complete darkness, the campus light posts and the Nittany Lion Shrine turned on.

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Amateur astronomers brought telescopes, filtered binoculars and other equipment to Penn State Behrend, in Erie, to view the eclipse in totality.

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Approximately 1,500 people attended Penn State Wilkes-Barre's solar eclipse event on April 8. The campus showcased a number of eclipse-related activities, including tours of the Friedman Observatory; a solar eclipse-themed art exhibit at the Friedman Art Gallery; craft stations; NASA's livestream of the eclipse; and a children's story time featuring "The Sky Is the Limit," a special children's book produced by the campus and illustrated by a Penn State student. 

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The Eberly College of Science hosted its SolarFest event at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park at the University Park campus on April 8. In addition to interactive science-themed displays for attendees, the event included the members of the Penn State Students for the Exploration and Development of Space leading multiple rocket launches.

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A spectator gazes at the eclipse during a watch event at the Medlar Field at Lubrano Park at University Park campus on April 8. The SolarFest event, hosted by the Eberly College of Science, drew a record crowd of 8,411. The University Park campus was in the path of 95% totality for the solar eclipse.