Great American April 2024 Solar Eclipse Preview

(8-Adult) Get ready for the Great North American Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. This program will discuss solar eclipses, the path and phenomena of solar eclipses, and how to safely view them. The program will discuss the April 2024 eclipse and the options on where to observe the event. The class is followed by an observatory session with telescopes, weather permitting. The course is held rain or clear skies in the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm Park. Instruction for this program is provided by volunteers of the Analemma Society.

Partial Solar Eclipse Celebration

(4-Adult) Join our naturalists to view the partial annular solar eclipse. At noon, watch as the moon partially eclipses the sun as they travel across the sky. A limited number of eclipse viewing glasses and sun spotting scopes will be available to view the eclipse. As we await the eclipse and after it has passed, enjoy various related games, activities and demonstrations. Participants should bring portable chairs and blankets. The event is weather dependent and will be cancelled if rain is expected. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Safely See the Partial Eclipse

(5-Adult) Come out to your local park and learn about the science behind eclipses what causes them and why they are so locally rare. We will teach you the many ways to safely view the eclipse while it is happening so you can try them out. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Program attendees receive a free pair of solar viewing shades.

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