Chattanooga State Announces Tiger Totality Events To Celebrate Solar Eclipse

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The 2017 Solar Eclipse frenzy has spread to Chattanooga State Community College, officials said. Although the actual eclipse date is Monday, Aug. 21, Chattanooga State has planned a series of activities to celebrate this once in a lifetime event.

The Tiger Totality Fun Facts Trivia Quiz already has been active on social media and in the library. Visitors can check out daily trivia questions each day through Aug. 21 days followed by a drawing with a chance to win swag on Aug. 22. Click on the link to play. 

Additional activities at the library will include a book display on Solar Eclipses starting Aug. 14, and free multiple showings of the 61-minute movie, Chasing Shadows on Aug 17-18 at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

The Engineering and information Technologies division is hosting a “Solar System Potluck” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the CETAS building, followed by “Sun S’Mores in a Solar Oven” from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 17 in the CETAS Building courtyard.

A Lunch and Learn presentation on “Solar Eclipse Mythology” will be facilitated by Associate Professor Bill Stifler in the Library Mobile Classroom in the IMC building on Aug. 17 from noon-1 p.m.

Join the Math and Science division in the Library’s Riverside Café any time between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from Aug. 14-18 where The Planetarium will be set up for viewing and provide a show about solar eclipses. Then, on Aug. 21, the “Tiger Totality” viewing party will take place on the football field behind the Chattanooga State Dayton site, where information on eye safety also will be distributed. Anyone who plans to attend this event must sign a waiver. Viewing glasses will be provided while supplies last.

To help protect your eyes from the eclipse, the Nursing and Allied Health division is hosting optometry specialist, Dr. Charles Sanders, who will discuss “Eye Safety and the Solar Eclipse” on Aug. 18 from noon-12:45 p.m. in the Health Science Center building, room 1087.

To help understand the social aspect of the eclipse, the Social and Behavioral Sciences division will display posters in the Library showcasing “Sunlight in Mental Health” and “Cultural Significance of the Solar Eclipse” between Aug. 14-17. On Aug. 18, the posters will be relocated to the Center for Advanced Technology building lobby. Faculty members Michael McCamish, Robin Popp, and Emily Dunlap will engage faculty, staff, and students in their presentation and provide fun, informative, and celebratory activities from 2-3:30 p.m. in room C-30.

Alumni and the public are invited to attend these free events. For more information, call 423-697-2576.



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