by John de Dios
Hosted by the UA College of Science, the gathering attracted amateur astronomers and the general public who setup on the UA Mall to look at the Sun through specialized solar filters. When Flandrau ran out of $3 solar viewing glasses people turned to welding masks, boxes turned into camera obscuras and other improvised viewing devices. As the sun began to set the crowd slowly moved to follow the light before dispersing.
Flandrau's free admission to the science center drew a large crowd, lined up to view the exhibits.