Eclipse Blackout May 11, 2078

By Professor John Knox | Professor of Geography | Dr. Knox conceived of, organized, and co-emceed the Eclipse Blackout 2017 event at Sanford Stadium

  • $380.00

    Funded. Goal: $25,000.00

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All contributions will be collected automatically until Feb 1, 2018, 3AM EST.

On May 11, 2078, there will be a total eclipse of the sun over Athens, GA between 2:20 and 2:25 pm EDT. With over five minutes of complete darkness, which is almost double the longest time seen during the August 21, 2017 eclipse anywhere in the United States. Athens and the UGA campus will have one of the longer viewing times in a sizable city in the U.S. for the 2078 eclipse.

On May 11, 2078 Athens will be perfectly positioned for eclipse-viewing, and UGA needs your help.

Think about this opportunity: it would be plausible to welcome 100,000+ people to Athens for this long-duration total eclipse. With the possibility of the nation and world converging on campus, the University of Georgia can set the stage to host this unique opportunity with a well-funded and well-planned event.

For the 2078 eclipse, however, instead of 8 months to plan and fundraise, we have 61 years!!! Help establish a fund to support an “Eclipse Blackout” event held at Sanford Stadium in May 2078.

Imagine the impact of your investment: by creating a $25,000 endowment today, this fund could blossom to more than $300k by 2078. That capital would be enough to obtain eclipse glasses, or the future equivalent, for over 100,000 spectators. It would also allow additional funding for national publicity, scientific equipment, and special apparel.

If you attended and enjoyed the “Eclipse Blackout” event, please contribute any amount so UGA can host it again!


Wendy Aina | Assistant Director of Annual Giving | Franklin College of Arts & Sciences | 706-542-3581

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