Topeka is not in the 70-mile wide path of solar eclipse totality on Monday, Aug. 21, but the moon will eclipse 99 percent of the sun in Topeka. The unique phenomenon will peak in Topeka at 1:06 p.m. Choose which watch party works best for you. Need gear? Wolfe’s Camera Shop in Downtown Topeka has solar binoculars, camera filters and more.
Gates open at 11 a.m., viewing glasses provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
Network TV broadcast to be displayed from the stadium video board.
No admission is charged and 6,000 pair of glasses are available. Concessions will be available at the stadium for purchase. Parking is free on campus and Topeka Metro routes 7, 17 and 21 stop at campus.
Gates open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Guided Nature Hike 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Peak viewing begins: 1:06 p.m.
Viewing glasses provided by WIBW-TV (limited supply available).
Car access available all the way to the top.
Come and go as your schedule allows or hang out from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a hot dog lunch and viewing of the eclipse from the parking lot. Glasses provided.
From Noon-2 p.m., the library will broadcast NASA experts on the big screen inside the library and hosting a viewing party in the parking lot. Glasses provided for those viewing outside. No admission is charged at this child-friendly activity.
In partnership with the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka Metro will provide safe viewing glasses to those at the Quincy Street Station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.