Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun. Louisville, KY will experience a partial solar eclipse, with the moon covering approximately 90 percent of the sun.

Other parts of the state, like Hopkinsville and Russellville, rest in the Path of Totality and will be in total darkness at the height of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights: a total solar eclipse.

Join Kentucky Science Center and our partners to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Kentucky Science Center Events In the Path of Totality

Logan County Watch Party
At the Public Library in Russellville, KY (a NASA Official Viewing Location). Enjoy a full day of free programming to help you learn more about, safely view, and totally experience the total eclipse of Kentucky. DETAILS

Expert Experience – SOLD OUT!
Relax and learn on a luxury motorcoach ride with scientists, artists, and other enthusiasts. Complete with presentations, lunch, wi-fi, and a designated viewing area at our NASA Official location.
Cost: $125 per person, $100 for Science Center Members
Seats are limited, sales are final.

Eclipse Activities at Kentucky Science Center

  • August 14 – 20: Eclipse theme in Science in Play’s Science Depot
  • August 19 – 20: Astronomy stations, eclipse safety, and build your own viewing device
  • August 21:
    • Meet us on Main St. between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM (with an emphasis on 2:26 PM) for fun and viewing devices, including a solar telescope from the Louisville Astronomical Society.
    • Tune into Facebook Live throughout the day for safety tips and science content.
    • Visit the museum to watch the eclipse onscreen from the safety of our Tech Forum and enjoy a Journey to Space marathon, every hour on the hour from 10-5.

Partners and Partner Events

  • Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Kentucky Science Center is providing science content for Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana at Bear Creek Camp in Benton, KY on a weekend campout that culminates with viewing the eclipse. DETAILS
  • Heine Brothers’ Coffee: All Heine Bros locations have certified viewing glasses for a $1.00 donation to the Science Center – while you’re there, try a refreshing “Eclipse”drink: fresh lemonade and fresh espresso. $.25 of your Eclipse purchase goes towards the Science Center’s mission of furthering science literacy! DETAILS
  • KMAC Museum: Victory Over the Sun: The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse. Runs August 18 through November 5, 2017. Family Fun Day Saturday, August 19th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. DETAILS

Eclipse Timeline in Louisville August 21, 2017

  • Begins at 12:59 PM
  • Height at 2:27 PM
  • Ends at 3:51 PM