Most of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area will be in the path of totality for the April 8, 2024 eclipse and experience ~80% obscuration of the Sun for the October 14, 2023 eclipse. UNT and UTD has planned coordinated activities for the upcoming eclipses to engage our universites and the broader DFW community. Some of these activities are part of the “Building a Team for EXtragalactic AStrophysics (TEXAS)” program supported by the NSF. We also acknowledge support from NASA, AAS, and UNT College of Science.
UNT Activities
The UNT campus is just outside the path of totality in 2024 (99.8% peak coverage). During the Annular eclipse event on October 14, 2023, the UNT campus will see 85.9% peak coverage. The UNT team is developing planetarium shows that will be available to the public soon. There will also be events on UNT campus on both days. More details can be found on UNT Physics Eclipse Events and TOTALITY AWESOME. You can also download a coloring page on eclipse safety.
UTD Activities
The UTD campus is inside the path of totality in 2024. Most of the TEXAS faculty members and bridge fellows will be helping with the UTD on-campus activities for the total eclipse. More details can be found on UTD Eclipse Site.