Eclipse Viewing Party

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Date(s) - Monday, August 21st, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


2017 Eclipse Viewing Party

This is the final event in a series where you can investigate and celebrate the Great American Eclipse which is happening on August 21, 2017! This eclipse has also been labeled as the Sky Event of the Decade. Our Great American Eclipse event series was made possible by a grant from the Julena Steinheider Duncombe Mini-Grant Awardees & Projects, which is part of the American Astronomical Society.

Museum members are invited to join us on the rooftop of Center in the Square for a chance to view the Great American Eclipse. We will have a variety of activities, including making pinhole viewers and eclipse models. In the event of inclement weather, we will move the party inside to our planetarium. Admission to this event is free, but you must register in advance. The tickets are SOLD OUT and our waiting list is CLOSED. Thank you for your interest!

While Roanoke is not in the path of totality, we will experience a partial eclipse with 90% of the sun blocked by the moon. The lunar shadow enters the United States near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 9:05 a.m. PDT. Totality begins in the United States in Lincoln City, Oregon, at 10:16 a.m. PDT. The total eclipse will end in Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 p.m. EDT. The lunar shadow leaves the United States at 4:09 p.m. EDT. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout the United States.

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