Ohlone College Opening Site for Observing Solar Eclipse - Press Release, Office of College Advancement

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

Fremont, CA-Ohlone College in Fremont will open the top floor of the 5-story parking structure on campus for interested community members to observe the partial solar eclipse occurring on Monday, August 21, 2017. The top floor of the parking structure will be closed off to cars and open for observation from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Parking will be free during the eclipse viewing times.

The Ohlone College Fremont campus is located at 43600 Mission Boulevard. The parking structure is reachable at the top of Pine Street off Mission Boulevard. Enter the campus at Pine Street and drive to the top of the hill and follow signs to parking and the top-level viewing area. Please note that Ohlone College will not be selling nor providing solar viewing sunglasses for this solar eclipse observation.

Safety Precaution: During a total solar eclipse, when the sun's disk is completely covered by the moon, it is safe to view the eclipse with the naked eye. However; only a partial solar eclipse will be viewable in this region of California, so skywatchers should never look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. Ohlone College accepts no responsibility for eye damage caused by community members and campus guests coming to view the partial eclipse without proper eye-wear or telescope filters.

Top level of parking structure with closed area highlighted.Level 5, top level of Ohlone College Parking Structure off Pine Street.

The top level of Ohlone's South Parking Structure will closed off on Monday, August 21, from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon. The yellow highlighted area on the diagram below indicates the area that will be available for people to view from. The red X's show where the vehicle access will be blocked off. The center portion of the diagram is the ramp leading to the 4th level. This area will remain open to vehicle parking. Free parking. N opermit required.

South Parking Structure Fast Facts (PDF).

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