BSC Astronomy Club gets ready for total solar eclipse

BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck State College's Astronomy Club is getting prepared to watch the Eclipse together.

The Astronomy Club gets together and discusses new happenings around the world, and the total solar eclipse is right up their alley.

"This is a pretty rare opportunity, it's the first one in the United States in my lifetime. So, who knows how many of these we're going to get throughout our lifetime. It means a lot to be able to see this and to witness it firsthand. It's going to be really special," said Tanner Due, member of the club.

The club is planning on making a trip to Fargo to see the once in a lifetime sight.

"We're pretty excited to see it, even if we can't go to it directly. Even if we can just see the partial one from wherever we're at," said Due.

The Due brothers pointed out the difficulty of seeing the totality of the Eclipse, because public universities start the day after the big event.

"It's tough for us to get too far away from home, the day before classes start. We've researched it a little bit and we've looked into it and we're excited to see what we can with it," says Tanner Due.

Although it'll be hard to see the totality, it's still going to be an amazing sight for the club to see.

"It's really exciting to see these students who are really pumped up about science," said Tony Musumba, advisor.

Musumba says he's happy about the Astronomy club at BSC because they work so well together both in and out of the classroom.

If you're a student at Bismarck State College and you'd like to be part of the Astronomy Club you can email Tony Musumba at tony.musumba@bismarckstate.edu.