On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur -- and we are lucky enough to catch part of it in Dayton! As the Moon passes between the Earth and our Sun, we will be (partially) in the moon's shadow. Learn more about eclipses and how to prepare for the big day at one of these programs:
Now Showing! The Great American Eclipse of 2017
This custom planetarium show, created by our astronomy staff, will provide all you need to know about the eclipse coming up on August 21, 2017. Check the daily calendar for showtimes.
Evening of Astronomy: The Solar Eclipse
Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18 for a look at the eclipse that will take place the following Monday afternoon.
Super Science Saturday: The Solar Eclipse
This FREE day at the Museum will take place on Saturday, August 19, and offers the chance to learn about eclipses and get ready for the event.
Watch the Eclipse With Us
Monday, August 21 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. -- Programs will be based on weather/visibility, but activities will take place rain or shine! Learn more.
Whether you plan to watch the eclipse at the Museum, from home, or are traveling to a location with 100% eclipse, our staff urges you to be safe and take care of your eyes. Solar viewing glasses must meet the requirements for ISO 12312-2:2015. If you have glasses that do not have that number inscribed, be sure to find some that do before the big day.
Learn more from the July 18 blog post about the eclipse from Astronomy Educator Joe Childers.
Image: 90% solar eclipse