NOC Enid Planetarium Hosting Solar Eclipse Program April 8

Ponca City Now - April 4, 2024 6:09 am

The NOC Enid Mackie Planetarium is offering a program for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8.

The planetarium will open at 11 a.m. with streaming of events from around the Nation (NASA coverage begins at noon although NOC will also be joining streams from Slooh, Wallops Flight Center and other organizations).

NOC Pre-Engineering, Rocket Team and Astronomy Students will be present during the event.

Telescopes with solar filters and eclipse viewing materials will be provided.

Enid will have a 91.2% of eclipse totality, partial eclipse begins at 12:28 p.m., the maximum eclipse at 1:46 p.m., and the partial eclipse ends at 3:04 p.m.

Public shows are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. throughout the year.

There is no charge for the show.  Donations of non-perishable food items for Our Daily Bread are welcome but not required.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at


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