PANE offers equipment, space for West Point community to enjoy 2024 Solar Eclipse

By West Point Command Information Date: Tuesday, Apr 09, 2024 Time: 15:55 EST
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Cadets, staff, faculty and West Point community members traveled to Daly Field April 8 to witness the Solar Eclipse at the U.S. Military Academy.

The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PANE), led by Lt. Col. William Koch, set up 10 telescopes to view the eclipse and provided posterboard information for all attendees to gather knowledge on what they were observing. Attendees also brought their own protective glasses to view the eclipse.

PANE offers courses at the academy in astronomy and observational astronomy as an introduction to the history, principles and application of astronomical observation focusing on visual, photometric and spectroscopic techniques.

Approximately 300 people shared the experience at Daly Field. An eclipse is not expected to happen again in this area of New York until around 2045.

To view more photos from the eclipse event, visit 2024 Solar Eclipse | Flickr.