If, like Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, you want to see the sun blotted out from the sky and painted black, then you are in luck. Your wish will be granted Monday morning when the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years will begin. For those without the time to drive to the path of totality, come to Tempe instead, where ASU is hosting a free eclipse party. Here we've rounded up the science and superstitions of eclipses, along with some suggestions for your eclipse-viewing playlist.

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Chinese students learn spirit of entrepreneurship at ASU Tempe campus W. P. Carey School of Business Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation International
“Surprisingly, changing policies — even those as simple as boarding patterns — can have a significant impact on the global spread of an infectious disease.” - Anuj Mubayi, assistant professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

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