Solar Eclipse Watch Party

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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On August 21, 2017, people across the world will be treated to an astronomical wonder – a solar eclipse! Join our Interpretive Rangers from 12 – 4PM at PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park for fun and crafts before the eclipse reaches peak coverage at 2:30PM.

Arrive early for demonstrations on how to view the eclipse safely and how to build your own viewing devices. A limited supply of solar glasses will be available, free of charge, to the first 300 visitors. Members of Highview Baptist Church will be providing popcorn and water to participants.

***Doors to PNC Achievement Center will open at Noon the day of the event. The limited supply of solar glasses will be distributed at that time. Solar glasses are not reservable or for sale. ***

The eclipse begins at 1PM. Here in Louisville, we will observe a 96% sun obscuration at 2:27 PM, with the eclipse ending by 4PM. Totality will be viewable from locations as close as Bowling Green to the south and Hopkinsville to the southwest. Viewers at those locations will experience a total solar eclipse for two minutes and forty seconds.

Whether you join us at The Parklands or are observing the partial eclipse from school or home, remember, DO NOT look at the sun without proper eye protection. Doing so can cause permanent damage to your eyes.

Can't make it to the party on the 21st? CLICK HERE to learn how to make your own solar viewer at home!

For more information on the August 21 Solar Eclipse, check out this blog post from Parklands Ambassador and Louisville Astronomical Society President Ken Alderson. – Great American Eclipse

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