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Virtual Course Offering – Discover Together: Eclipses!

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Want to earn a low-stakes credit towards graduation? Heard about the solar eclipse and want to learn more?  

Enroll in our online 1-credit hour course, INTD 240 Discover Together: Eclipses!  

Every week you’ll have opportunities to explore a new topic online related to the science of eclipses and their historical impact on culture, art, literature, and technology.

Participants will learn about things like the major scientific discoveries and advances that have been the result of solar eclipses or about Indiana’s earliest recorded eclipse that happened as George Rogers Clark crossed the Falls of the Ohio–all with the goal of helping people gain a deeper appreciation of what they will see on April 8. The course will also help participants make a well-informed plan for a safe and enjoyable eclipse experience and provide opportunities to share observations and experiences after the event.

The course is a virtual, asynchronous class which begins the week of Jan. 16 and continues through the week of April 29. There are no required class meeting times and you can participate each week on your own schedule. This class welcomes lifelong learners, from high school students, all the way up to senior citizens. It is being overseen by Dr. Sarah Reynolds, an assistant professor of physics and Earth-space science at the University of Indianapolis, who will also do much of the teaching. 

For more information or to sign up for the class, just go to

Registration will remain open through Feb. 10 or until the course fills with 400 participants.

The class is free for UIndy students (no tuition cost) and is graded credit/no-credit, with credit awarded to all students who complete the three creative response assignments and earn at least 70% of the other participation points in the course through weekly engagement and participation with the course materials and class discussion forum. If you do not earn the credit, there is no impact on your GPA.  

Best of all, you’ll be especially well-prepared to join our campus community in celebrating the total solar eclipse happening right here at UIndy on April 8, 2024! (Don’t worry though, if you don’t join the course, we’ll have other great ways for you to learn about the eclipse and join in the celebration upcoming this semester.)

To enroll as a student for credit, register for the course INTD 240 (CRN 28290) using the normal procedure for course enrollment.

The cost is $10, with fee waivers available for high school students or those with financial need. Register here to attend.

For any questions or further details, contact the UIndy Eclipse Team at or Dr. Sarah Reynolds at