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McDonnell Scholars enjoy eclipse with John McDonnell

MISA eclipse 2017
The 2017 solar eclipse event was the perfect networking opportunity for new and current McDonnell Academy Scholars.

One of the most anticipated events of the year, the 2017 total solar eclipse, was experienced by McDonnell Scholars and guests at the home of Mr. John F. McDonnell, founding benefactor of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.  The Scholars, Chancellor and Mrs. Wrighton, and Mr. and Mrs. McDonnell, along with other invited family and guests enjoyed the event and lunch under a tent on the property of Mr. McDonnell’s home. Professor Ramanath Cowsik, who serves as the Director of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences and holds the James S. McDonnell Professorship of Space Sciences at WashU, delivered a presentation on the total solar eclipse.

Everyone in attendance witnessed this once in a life-time event, by walking the grounds, adventuring into the woods, or just laying out on a blanket looking up at the sky with the protective glasses provided by the Academy.  This first fall event of the year was the perfect networking opportunity for the new 2017 cohort and the current resident McDonnell Scholars.

View photos of the McDonnell Academy solar eclipse event on our Flickr page.

Read more about other Washington University events celebrating the 2017 solar eclipse.