Kingman Museum - Eclipse Watch Party

Event Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017

Kingman Museum FREE Solar Eclipse Watch Party @ 1-4pm
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918. The 2017 eclipse in either total or partial phase can be seen by over 500 million people in North and South America, Europe, and Africa. In the U.S., millions will gather along a tiny ribbon less than 100 miles wide to see totality, the complete blocking out of the sun by the Moon which will reveal the solar corona. The rest of entire country will be able to see a partial eclipse. Michigan will see about 80%. It is also truly an historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature’s most stunning displays.

Grab your blanket or lawn chair and join us on Monday, August 21, 2017 as we catch the partial eclipse moving across our local sky starting at 1:00pm to when it ends just before 4:00pm. Peak performance @ 2:20pm. Safety eyeglasses will be for sale. Space themed refreshments and craft activities for the kids provided. Families are invited to stay through the entire event or come and go at their convenience.

Want to learn more? Join us Thursday, August 17 @ 6:30pm downtown at Willard Library (7 W. Van Buren St. Battle Creek, MI 49017) where educators from Kingman Museum will lecture on the science behind the 2017 solar eclipse with hands-on demonstrations and resources to take home.

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