2017 Solar Eclipse

Understanding the Eclipse Through the Collection of Robert B. Ariail

August 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
ancient text with sun and moon

While many eyes were focused to the skies on Monday August 21, 2017, those at the University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections were focused on the past. The Irvin Department will be featuring an exhibition with highlights from the Robert B. Ariail...

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Resources - Extend the Learning!

August 21, 2017 - Posted in Education by M. Brown
2017 solar eclipse seen from a satellite in orbit, about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth; Credits: NASA/Ernie Wright

South Carolina is the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse begins near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, SC. South Carolina ETV and...

SC’s Eclipse Center of National TV Broadcast

August 17, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
SCETV and Public Radio Total Solar Eclipse 2017

South Carolina ETV’s coverage of the solar eclipse is going to be carried live as a nationwide broadcast. Over 65% of public television’s World channels have already committed to carry the one-hour telecast live August 21 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.as the eclipse passes above the...

The Great American Eclipse

August 16, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by S. Flynn
Eclipse

Astrophotographer Hap Griffin visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares his passion for this event and also gives insights into the science of the Total Solar Eclipse including tips to have a safe and enjoyable experience. South Carolina ETV's live eclipse coverage can be...

SCEMD Prepares Businesses, Residents, and Visitors for the 2017 Total Eclipse

August 3, 2017 - Posted in ETV
SCEMD Total Eclipse Recommendations and Safety Tips

South Carolina Emergency managers are planning for an influx of more than 1 million visitors into South Carolina. Eclipse viewers who gather in areas like Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse for a metropolitan area...

Officials: Prepare For Potential Eclipse Day Problems

August 3, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Always wear eclipse glasses during and after the solar eclipse.

Several South Carolina officials want citizens to be prepared for traffic, delays and even dangerous accidents caused by the rare eclipse and an influx of visitors to the state. A lot of things could happen around that event and we’re prepared for those,” Major General...

South Carolina Department of Education Provides Helpful Resources for Total Solar Eclipse

July 18, 2017 - Posted in Education by B. Jamison
United States map showing the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Although total solar eclipses are not uncommon, the solar eclipse occurring August 21, 2017 is the first total solar eclipse to be visible in the contiguous United States in nearly 100 years. The 2017 total solar eclipse is the first to be observable from anywhere in the...

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

July 11, 2017 - Posted in Education by B. Jamison
Total Solar Eclipse in South Carolina

For the first time in nearly 100 years, on August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the entire United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, and our state will serve as the exit state for this natural phenomenon. A total solar eclipse is when the Sun is...

SC PUBLIC RADIO TO “NARRATE” ECLIPSE WHEREVER YOU ARE

July 10, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
SCETV App

During the 2017 eclipse, South Carolina Public Radio invites you to listen while you watch as experts explain the phenomenon. Host Beryl Dakers, public radio and TV reporters on location around the state, and the staff of the SC State Museum will provide live coverage on...

Post Office Issues Heat-Sensitive Total Eclipse Stamp

June 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp commemorates the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse.

Though August's total solar eclipse will sweep across only part of the country on August 21, the Post Office is bringing the excitement of the rare event to postal customers with a newly available stamp. Well, it's more like two stamps in one, thanks to a special heat-...

SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio Coverage of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

June 2, 2017 - Posted in ETV
Within the penumbra, the eclipse is partial (left), but within the umbra, the Moon completely covers the Sun (right).

South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio will provide Solar Eclipse Coverage from Columbia, S.C. Columbia third largest city in the U.S. on the centerline of the path of totality . NASA estimates that the state could see one million visitors for a once-in-a-...

Carolina Classrooms - Preparing for the 2017 Solar Eclipse - View the Video!

May 15, 2017 - Posted in Education by K. Hermann
Tom Falvey talking about the 2017 total solar eclipse

Tom Falvey, Director of Education, and Jugnu Verma, Observatory Educator, from the South Carolina State Museum, provide useful information, such as, the best time to view and safely viewing, and interesting facts about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in South Carolina. Planned...