Lunar Eclipse Watch Party

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:00pm - 1:00am

UPDATE (1/20 @10:00 a.m.) -- Due to the winter weather, the lunar eclipse program has been cancelled. 

Join the Astronomy Department at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on January 20 for a celebration of the SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 p.m. - Join us in the planetarium for a lighthearted game about werewolf movies, moon trivia and more.
10:30 p.m. - View the premier of our new show: Seeing! A Photon's Journey Across Space, Time and Mind, narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. VIEW the trailer.
11:00 p.m. - Weather* permitting, journey outside to watch the eclipse with binoculars and telescopes to view the Moon as it enters the Earth's shadow with our experienced astronomy staff!

Because this is a LATE NIGHT event,
we are asking participants to RSVP.

Help support astronomy education -- and special programs like this one! A suggested donation of $5/person may be paid online or in person.

Why a Super Blood Wolf Moon, anyway?
"Super" Moon at perigee (closest point to Earth)
"Blood" Moon gets red hue during the eclipse
"Wolf" Name given to a full moon in January

Not convinced? Wondering what the the lunar eclipse will look like from Dayton, Ohio? Check out this VIDEO from

*Rain or shine! If the weather is not clear, we will present a program in the planetarium, and watch an eclipse webcast. Schedule subject to change.

UPDATE 1/16/19

**Looking ahead to the weather for this weekend**
As long as we can open the building, we are planning to host an event of some kind! If it is cloudy and/or too inclement for most guests to be outside, we will continue the evening in the planetarium with additional programs about the eclipse, view streams of the eclipse from other areas, and more.

If we do need to close the building, we will post that information on this page and on the Facebook event page by Sunday afternoon. Questions? Email

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