CSN Planetarium plans viewing party for eclipse

18 August, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • Solar eclipse

Can't take the trip to Carbondale on Monday to watch the eclipse?

The Adler Planetarium is also hosting "Chicago's Eclipse Fest", a free block party with music, games, solar activities and safe views of the eclipse. There are plenty of places in Chicago to view it. In the days leading up to the eclipse, RMSC will hold a family program called "Exploring Science: Earth and Space", beginning on Friday, August 18, through Monday, August 21, from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Visitors will make clouds, hypothesize about extraterrestrial life, and learn about gravity.

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Saturday, Aug. 19: 1:30, 3:30, 7 and 8 p.m. The first 100 attendees will receive free eclipse glasses which allow people to view the event in a simple and safe manner.

Total solar eclipses are a rare sight- the sky turns dark as the moon crosses in front of the sun, and a ring of light shines around the moon.

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James Albury, the planetarium coordinator at the SF Kika Silva Pla Planetarium says that because the eclipse will traverse the entire United States, and because of social media, this will be the most observed eclipse in human history.

In celebration of this spectacular event, the Barton Community College Planetarium will host a preview event with multiple viewings at 4, 5, 7 and 8 p.m. August 20, at the Barton Planetarium.

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