Hundreds Gather to View Solar Eclipse

August 23, 2017


August 23, 2017 – On Monday, hundreds of people gathered on Bryan College’s campus to view the solar eclipse that featured more than two minutes of totality. Guests came from as far away as Virginia and Florida to witness this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“My husband and I drove up from North Alabama and I’m so glad we chose the college as our eclipse viewing spot,” said Larisa Thomason, a visitor from New Market, Al. “The campus is beautiful and provided such a welcoming atmosphere.”

Dr. Jud Davis and Dr. Lyle Smith gave presentations to guests regarding some of the science behind solar eclipses and what the Bible says about God’s design for the universe. To help further celebrate the momentous day, the College handed out Moon Pies and set up a solar telescope viewing station to view the sun as it was eclipsed by the moon.

According to NASA, this was the first solar eclipse to cross the continental U.S. since 1918.  



Written by Curtis Jolley, Social Media and Communications Coordinator