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Muncie is in the path of totality for a solar eclipse on April 8!

Eclipse 101 is a collaborative project from Public Media Accelerator (PMX) fellows of Ball State Public Media.

Each week, they will explore how Muncie and the region will greet the eclipse and what it means to the community through both video and audio.

Episode 1: What is a solar eclipse?


Get ready for this rarest of events coming to Muncie on Monday, April 8, 2024! Find out exactly when it starts and ends, how long since we last saw a solar eclipse in our area, and more!



Episode 2: “A Solar Eclipse is Coming”


We talked with Laurie Lunsford, a Muncie-based children’s book author and illustrator, about her new book, “A Solar Eclipse is Coming.” Learn about her inspiration and what she wants people to take away from her story.



Episode 3: Eclipse Eye Safety


We talked to eye care specialist Vasilis Makris about taking precautions during the April 8 total solar eclipse in Muncie, Indiana.


Episode 4: Muncie events welcome the eclipse


We had a conversation with Cheryl Crowder from Muncie Downtown Partnership regarding the upcoming Magic City Brew Fest at Cornerstone Center for the Arts and the Eclipse viewing at Canan Commons.


Episode 5: Storytelling during historical eclipses


Playwright Jennifer Blackmer’s A GOLDEN CURVE OF LIGHT will be performed at Brown Family Amphitheatre at 2:30 p.m. on April 7. Don’t miss this show about the first all-female team to scientifically observe a total solar eclipse! This show is free and open to the public.