Date(s) - Saturday, July 15th, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is the third in a series of events 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.
Planetarium Shows will run at 1 pm & 4 pm. This show will celebrate our sun, what makes the solar eclipse this summer unusual, how to safely view the eclipse and more! Planetarium tickets are included in the regular admission price (FREE for members), but you must reserve your planetarium ticket when you purchase admission. Planetarium show tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
The planetarium shows are part of an eclipse day camp in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Although the day camp is not available for the general public, we are excited to offer the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the planetarium shows.
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.
Can’t get enough of the Sky Event of the Decade? Join us for the final event of The Great American Eclipse 2017 event series:
Eclipse Viewing Party on the rooftop of Center in the Square (August 21, noon – 4 pm) For museum members only