Solar eclipses are exciting events that capture the imagination of us all. We invite you to join NASA in experiencing this wondrous, unique event in our solar system by holding your own eclipse party! These parties are a fun way to share the excitement with schools, community groups and the general public. Since this eclipse will happen in August, you have the opportunity to involve community groups and/or after school astronomy clubs!
Your eclipse party can be centered around actual visual observations on the day of the eclipse (if any part of the umbral or penumbral shadow passes over your area), or it can rely on remote transmission of an eclipse image to your site from someone along the path of totality. Keep checking this site for information related to live events, including telescopic observations and talks from NASA scientists and engineers.
In this kit you will find suggested guidelines, activities and decorations to make your event fun for all ages. Remember to be creative with your party and invite your friends or people from your community. Everything you need to host a great party and join in the fun is right here at your fingertips.
Many eclipse enthusiasts host parties in local community centers, museums, observatories, parks or open fields. Even your own backyard is a good place to throw a party. It is always a good idea to choose place that has access to shade and facilities. You may also want to check weather-related Web sites for forecasts of your area. If the clouds move in, don’t worry! You can always connect to NASA’s live streaming event.Read More