Solar Science Celebration: 2017 Eclipse

Date: August 21, 2017

Celebrate the 2017 solar eclipse EcoTarium-style! From "Solar Science Discovery" programs and planetarium demonstrations to opportunities to safely view the partial eclipse (weather dependent), we’ll make learning about the science of eclipses interactive and fun. While you are here, grab a snack, meet Star Wars characters from the 501st New England Garrison, and join us for our Peak Partial Eclipse Party during the half hour when the sun is most obscured by the moon!

A solar eclipse occurs when the passage of the moon between the sun and the earth totally or partially obscures the sun. On Monday, August 21, Worcester will experience a partial solar eclipse. Meanwhile, a diagonal pathway across the country will experience a total solar eclipse, resulting in up to 2 minutes of “daytime darkness.” It will be the first total solar eclipse on American soil since 1991, the first on the mainland since 1979, and the first to sweep across the entire country since 1918! People from all over the world are expected to journey to the path of “totality” to view the event. Though Worcester won’t experience “daytime darkness,” the sun will be roughly 64% obscured by the moon and take on a crescent shape.

Join us for a local opportunity to celebrate this exciting national event!

To order a ticket to reserve a spot, please click on the following link:  RESERVE

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