Total Solar Eclipse Day 2024

St. Stephen’s will be in session on April 8, 2024. A special solar eclipse watch party and Chapel talks are planned for the entire school community.
St. Stephen's will follow an adjusted schedule. Additionally, solar glasses, t-shirts and Moonpies will be distributed.

8:30-9:05 a.m. 1st period
9:10-9:45 a.m. 2nd period
9:50-10:25 a.m. 3rd period
10:30-11:10 a.m. MS Chapel / US 4th period
11:15-11:55 a.m.  MS Lunch / US Chapel
12:00-12:35 p.m. 5th period
12:40-1:15 p.m.  6th period
1:20-2:15 p.m. Watch Party on The Hill
2:20-3:00 p.m. 7th period
3:05-3:45 p.m. 8th period

Solar Saturdays

Frank Mikan
Appointed to St. Stephen’s in 1994, Science Department Chair, physics instructor and astronomy guru Frank Mikan will be featured in a new St. Stephen’s three-part educational video series called ‘Solar Saturdays.’ Mikan will share why this coming eclipse is significant, how nature and ancient civilizations reacted to such eclipses and the impact he hopes it will have on students. Catch Solar Saturdays on social media and be sure to follow our St. Stephen’s channels, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. The videos will be posted below as they’re released leading up to April 8.

Community Zoom with Frank Mikan Recap
The live Q&A Zoom session with Frank took place on Wednesday, April 3. Frank was on hand to answer questions and provide insight into the upcoming solar eclipse. If you missed the session, you can watch the recap by clicking on this link.
Solar Saturdays #1: Frank Mikan Explains the Total Solar Eclipse
Solar Saturdays #2: Frank Mikan Explains What to Expect During Totality
Solar Saturdays #3: The Perfect Total Solar Eclipse Playlist

Solar Playlist 2024

1. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
2. Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
3. Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
4. Moon Shadow (Cat Stevens)
5. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Elton John)
6. Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest)
7. You're So Vain (Carly Simon)
8. Darkness on the face of Earth (Willie Nelson) 
9. Good Day Sunshine (Beatles)
10. House of the Rising Sun (Animals)
11. Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
12. Promises in the Dark (Pat Benatar)
13. The Dark of the Sun (Tom Petty)
14. Blinded by the Light (Manfred Mann)
15. Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
16. Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
17. Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
18. Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
19. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) from the film "2001: A Space Odyssey"
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Phone: (512) 327-1213