UNM Campus Observatory viewing hours

Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Eclipse. This is close to what you will see in Albuquerque

The UNM Campus Observatory will be open 9:30 am-2 pm on Monday August 21, 2017, and the public is welcome to come look at the Sun through our telescope, equipped with a filter. We will have a limited amount of viewing glasses available during the event.


There is no specific parking arranged for this open house event, and to park at the parking structure right outside the Campus Observatory you would need an M-lot parking pass. The best way is to find a pay-lot parking space in a nearby parking structure and walk to the Observatory.

Times to note

  • Partial eclipse begins at 10:21 am when the Moon first begins to cover the Sun.
  • Maximum coverage will appear at 11:45 am.
  • The Moon will stop overlapping with the Sun at 1:13pm.

Answering your questions

Members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be around to answer any questions you might have about the eclipse. You can recognize these people by them wearing name tags.

Live eclipse images

Albuquerque is not in the path of totality, but we will display NASA's streamed event of the total eclipse. You can also view the event on your smartphone or tablet to view the eclipse.

University of New Mexico
Department of Physics and Astronomy
1919 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
505-277-1520 fax