The OSSM Community observed the 2024 Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 1. Lasting about four minutes, the temperature dropped and the sky darkened even though OKC is not in the path of totality. The eclipse brought home to students that science is a real-world phenomenon, not just material in a textbook.

“I think it’s fair to say it brought home to students that there is much more to science than just textbooks and lectures,” said William Underwood, Ph.D., physics professor. “Science is about the real world, the real universe, not just a bunch of facts and equations.”

The 2024 total solar eclipse will be the last one visible from the contiguous United States until 2044.