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20 February 2009
Chance-of-a-lifetime for alumni to enjoy a total eclipse in Ningbo!

The longest total eclipse of the sun for the next 100 years takes place across the Earth this summer and the University is offering the alumni community a unique opportunity to see it.

The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in a narrow corridor in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. In China, the path of the eclipse runs through Shanghai and the city of Ningbo where the University has its campus.

The University of Nottingham is therefore offering a special weekend to alumni only to enjoy the eclipse, visit the Ningbo campus and listen to a special University seminar about this rare event.

The eclipse takes place on Wednesday 22 July, 2009, and if you’re in China at this time or would like to make a special visit, the University is delighted to offer very reasonably priced accommodation for up to 3 nights at a hotel on campus for £20-£24 per night.

There are just 50 places available for this truly one-off event and accommodation will be allocated on a "first come - first served" basis.

If you would like to find out more or book accommodation please contact Helen Foster in the International Office (

Blue arrow button  More information on the University of Nottingham’s China campus can be found here.

Blue arrow button  More information about the eclipse can be found on the NASA website here.

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