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On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible on a narrow path stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. The rest of the United States will see a partial eclipse, in which the Moon covers only a portion of the Sun. Though not as awe-inspiring and memorable as a total eclipse, a partial eclipse is also pretty cool – and it’s just as dangerous to look at without something to protect your eyes from the Sun’s damaging rays!

Come make a pinhole viewer and decorate the sidewalk with chalk drawings of your favorite planets or constellations!

All ages welcome!

Image: January 6, 2011 Solar Eclipse captured by the Hinode Spacecraft | via NASA

Thanks to StarNet and the Moore Foundation for their generous gift of eclipse glasses!

Event is generously funded by a grant from the J. M. Kaplan fund.

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