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Solar Eclipse Viewing Festival 4/8/24


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FREE EVENT - No sign-up required

Apr. 8th - 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET, In person

Come and immerse yourself in an exceptional free experience at the Eclipse Viewing Festival, set against the stunning backdrop of Holcomb Observatory’s lush green surroundings. Join us at this unique destination to revel in the splendor of this extraordinary celestial event, particularly if you’re a passionate astronomy enthusiast! This grand celebration will showcase a diverse array of captivating eclipse-related activities that you won’t want to miss. On the day of the eclipse, you can expect these unique offerings:

·      More than a dozen telescopes, all equipped with solar filters for safe observation.

·      Opportunities to safely witness solar activity, including sunspots.

·      The availability of eclipse glasses to ensure your viewing safety.

·      The presence of scientific experts who will be on hand to answer your questions.

·      Engaging demonstrations showcasing various safe eclipse observation techniques.

·      Fascinating planetarium shows (from now up to the day of the eclipse)

·      A live stream of the eclipse directly from Holcomb Observatory.

We are proud to have a team of scientific experts and seasoned veterans of previous total solar eclipses on hand. They will provide valuable insights on what to watch for as totality approaches, and offer guidance throughout the entire event, from its inception to its conclusion.