Faulkner Planetarium Expands Schedule of Solar Eclipse Film
18 August, 2017, 00:17 | Author: Sam Montgomery
We're just four days away from the most hotly-anticipated heavenly event in decades-Monday's total solar eclipse-and demand for solar-eclipse glasses has become a bit, well, astronomical.
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.
All attendees will also receive solar viewing glasses to safely view the historic event. Inside the museum, guests can check out their newest exhibition, Chasing Eclipses. Guests will also be able to watch a live-feed of the total solar eclipse from locations that are in the path of totality.
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According to nasa.gov, a solar eclipse occurs about every 18 months and is visible in different parts of the world, but a total solar eclipse visible across the contiguous United States is a rarity that was last experienced nearly a century ago on June 8, 1918. Then an eclipse-viewing demonstration takes place at 11:15 a.m. followed by live NASA coverage beginning at 11:45 a.m. NASA will broadcast the eclipse from other cities which can be viewed from Adler's main stage.
The peak eclipse viewing time, when the moon will block 87 percent of the sun, will occur at 1:19 p.m.in Chicago.
The moon will begin to block the sun at 11:54 a.m.in Chicago. -Fun in the Sun: A solar oven building demonstration by Kyle Sater, Manager of Program Development - 4:15 p.m.
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