Total Eclipse of the Horns

On Monday, April 8, Longhorns on the Forty Acres will experience nature’s greatest sight — a total solar eclipse. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss!

Monday, April 8

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Across the Forty Acres

Illustration of Longhorns eclipse viewing glasses

Stop by any of our 16 Sun Spots to pick up your burnt-orange eclipse glasses, see the sun through a telescope, learn more about eclipses and grab your eclipse-themed snacks!

Sun Spots Across the Forty Acres

  1. Cronkite Plaza
  2. University Avenue
  3. CPE Lawn
  4. Speedway North
  5. Townes Hall
  6. West Mall
  7. Main Mall
  8. South Mall
  9. Gregory Gym Plaza
  10. Winship Circle
  11. LBJ Lawn
  12. Rowling Hall Plaza
  13. Speedway South
  14. Caven-Clark Field
  15. Texas Tennis Center Lawn
  16. Lot 23
Illustrated map of UT campus marking the spots on campus where you can pick up your burnt-orange eclipse glasses, see the sun through a telescope, and learn more.
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Step into the realm of ultimate gaming experiences at the Alienware Gaming Pod, powered by NVIDIA. Dive into thrilling gameplay, seize exclusive Alienware branded swag, and enroll in the Alienware Arena.

Immerse yourself in a multidisciplinary, 3D data story that uses the path of totality in Texas to illustrate how extreme weather influences biodiversity and emerging diseases in our home state.

Ancient Mayans believed that solar eclipses represented a battle between good and evil and traditionally held raucous drum rituals to restore order. Drop by Sun Spot 14 to participate in a Mayan-inspired drum circle.

Soon Moon features eclipse- and space-inspired artwork from UT students, faculty and staff across campus. 

Join us at the Tower stage for eclipse-themed sets by the Sunnyside Trio jazz combo, Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán and Longhorn Band. You won’t want to miss this!

Set times:
12:15 p.m. Jazz Trio
12:50 p.m. Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán
1:20 and 1:40 p.m. Longhorn Band

Presented by the Butler School of Music

Join WiSTEM for an afternoon under the sun with telescope gazing, cyanotype sun prints, sundials and other activities!

Moody College and KUTX host Austin synthpop/retrowave artist Primo the Alien for an 80s-inspired set ending with an eclipse favorite just after totality.

The eclipse is for everyone!

Illustration of Bevo wearing Eclipse glasses