LBCC Eclipse Festival: Totality Inspired!

LBCC Eclipse Festival


Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse as it passes Albany!

Camping reservations are now closed. But - you can still join us for Sunday evening activities and drop-in for Monday eclipse viewing. Thank you and see you for the eclipse! Remember to be safe and wear your eclipse glasses - which we will have on hand here for your safe viewing!

Sunday, August 20: science activities, entertainment, star gazing, camping, and more!

Monday, August 21: free breakfast for campers, and ECLIPSE VIEWING - cool eclipse glasses included!

Sunday evening activities only (non-campers): $5 at the door. Free for children under 18 and current LBCC students. Solar eclipse viewing on Monday is free, too!

Camping Information: Sold Out. Camping reservations are now closed (as of Aug. 8, 2017).

Tent camping sites will be on the LBCC soccer field next to the Activities Center building. Camping price includes a space for up to 4 people approximately 15 by 10 feet, access to restrooms and showers, admission to all evening and morning activities, glasses for eclipse viewing, and Monday morning breakfast. All campers must sign and submit college liability and conduct forms in order to stay on campus overnight. Forms will be sent via email after online registration. Forms also available on site.

Campsite Pricing: SOLD OUT.

LBCC will contact you via email with important information needed to complete your registration. 

If you have any questions you can email us at or call 541-917-4462


If you want to come to our campus the morning of the eclipse:

You can always "plan" to come to the college for the viewing. We'll be open to the public that morning. However, we don't know what traffic will be like for you to do so. That's really a decision you need to make. We don't know for sure what traffic will be like within Albany, where folks are coming from and the impact of traffic in those areas, etc. All we know is what the county sheriff's office and Oregon State Police are warning us about - heavy traffic and congestion.
Campus will open for vehicle traffic at 6am. You can try to be here early, but that's the best advice we can offer you.
Safe travels!

LBCC Eclipse Festival - details

Sunday August 20, 2017

8:00 a.m. Check in & Registration for Campers

2:00 Festivities begin. $5 at the door. Kids (under 18) are free. Current LBCC students and campers are free.

Activities Include:

  • Hands on polymers - SLIME

  • Pin-hole camera construction booth (also look into solar filter material for cameras)

  • Thin film chromatography

  • Culture walk

  • Bed of nails

  • Gravity well

  • Spy satellite lens

  • Solar Observation Booth

  • Water rocketry

  • Wonderful Woosh Bottle

  • Incredible Imploding Barrel

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice cream

  • Conservation of Angular Momentum Demo

  • Cloud spotting activity

  • Exploding Bucket

  • Cool Ralph Demo

  • Burning Salts

  • Star watching

  • Movies

  • Local Band - “Up Rising” playing good ol’ rock and roll

  • Fire Breather

Our Courtyard Cafe will be open and serving hot food. We also plan on having the Island Girls Lunch Box serving island style food!


Russell Tripp Theater Schedule:

2:30 p.m. Eclipse science, History, and Safe Eclipse Viewing Practices

3 p.m. Weather Briefing

3:30 p.m. Eclipse science, History, and Safe Eclipse Viewing Practices

4 p.m. Weather Briefing

4:30 p.m. LBCC Remotely Operated Vehicles & High Altitude Balloons In Action

5 p.m. Life and Death of Stars

6:30 p.m. Variable Stars