Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties

Solar eclipse flyerMESA, Arizona – August 8, 2017 – Mesa Community College is hosting solar eclipse viewing parties on both of its campuses from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 21 .

A majority of the activities at MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa) occur in the Clock Tower Courtyard near the center of campus. Guests visiting the MCC at Red Mountain campus (7110 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa) should meet in the Saguaro building near the terrariums.

Solar viewing glasses are being provided while supplies last. The maximum solar eclipse, 60 percent, occurs at 10:33 a.m.

Activities, including solar telescope viewing of the eclipse and make-it-yourself solar viewers, are planned throughout the morning along with concessions, information and demonstrations.

Southern and Dobson campus only: Free planetarium shows at 9, 9:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.

Parking is limited. If you do not have a college parking decal, please place a note on your dash indicating “Here for Eclipse” to avoid a citation.

Solar Eclipse Flyer - both campuses

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Dawn Zimmer (480) 461-7892

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 195 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and globally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the 10 colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information, visit

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA)

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, August 7, 2017