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University of Texas "UTOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE"

American Paper Optics teamed up with the University of Texas (Austin) to manufacture 105,000 custom solar eclipse glasses for the April 8th event. These glasses were handed out to the students on the famous Forty Acres. See amazing time-lapse video (below) from the UT eclipse watch party!


About the event

On Monday, April 8, more than 30 million Americans, including 12 million Texans, will experience a total solar eclipse as the moon’s shadow arcs from Mexico to Maine. The University of Texas at Austin — the top-ranked U.S. university in the eclipse’s path of totality — is celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event as only UT can.

The University’s UTotal Solar Eclipse initiative brings the expertise of UT student, faculty and staff experts to interested eclipse observers, wherever they are in the world.

On the Forty Acres, nearly 70,000 UT students, faculty and staff members will participate in the Total Eclipse of the Horns, a campus wide eclipse celebration that is expected to be the largest single viewing event in Central Texas.

UT is also supporting eclipse viewings and events across Central Texas, including through a partnership with Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department that will place eclipse glasses and telescopes with solar filters in select parks across all of Austin’s 10 City Council districts.

The University’s eclipse hub,, was a one-stop resource for stories, videos, podcasts and guides provided by UT experts in fields such as astronomy, archaeology, photography, physics and history, including tips (and even a playlist!) for hosting your own eclipse experience at home, work or school.


Watch video of the historic eclipse at Forty Acres

Watch a time-lapse video from Forty Acres at the University of Texas (Austin). On April 8, over 70,000 students, faculty and staff members, and visitors celebrated a Total Eclipse of the Horns at The University of Texas at Austin. Whether you joined us for totality on the Forty Acres or followed from afar, relive this once-in-a-lifetime Longhorn experience! Click below to watch!