Photo of a full eclipse

OIT IoT Research Lab Partners with Physics Department for Eclipse

photo of an eclipseOn April 8, 2024, in collaboration with the SMU Department of Physics, the OIT IoT Research Lab will partner in an event that’s been capturing the awe and wonder of humanity since time immemoriala total Solar eclipse! As this 4.6 billion-year-old ball of gas becomes completely blocked by our Moon, join us by gathering at Late Fountain, conveniently situated between the Airline garage and Dedman Life Sciences building, and catch the action—weather permitting—on two large flat screens powered by a reflection telescope and witness this mesmerizing, fascinating, and awe-inspiring phenomenon firsthand. 

Two men standing outside with a large telescope.
Internet of Things Research Developer Guillermo Vasquez with Professor Thomas E. Coan and the eclipse test equipment. Photo courtesy of Guillermo Vasquez.

The eclipse will begin at 12:20 p.m., with the total eclipse starting at 1:40 p.m. The total eclipse will last for only about 4 minutes, so be sure to join us early. A limited supply of certified plastic eclipse glasses is available to help protect your eyes during the early phase of the eclipse—remember, never look directly at the sun without protective eyewear—and witness this mesmerizing, fascinating, and awe-inspiring phenomenon firsthand.

To view example test footage of the full sun from the IoT Research Lab, please see this recent LinkedIn post by Guillermo Vasquez.

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Guillermo Vasquez and Ian Aberle

Experienced Internet of Things Architect, Linux, and Research Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education engineering industry. I am passionate about driving innovation through technology and education. With a strong background in R&D in the fields of Embedded Linux, Internet of Things, RTOS, Cyber Security, Computer Forensics, and Electronics Communications, I bring a comprehensive skill set to deliver cutting-edge solutions.