Total Solar Eclipse
ON AUGUST 21, 2017…
…the Moon will pass between the Sun and Earth, blocking all or part of the Sun for about two minutes and 40 seconds.
Kentucky will have one of the best views of the Total Solar Eclipse and Kentucky Science Center will have the best opportunities and programs to put you at the center of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
LOGAN COUNTY WATCH PARTY
Kentucky Science Center will be at the Logan County Public Library nearing the end of our 3-month Science in Play2GO residency with an eclipse watch party for all ages. On August 21st we’ll provide a full day of free programming to help you learn more, safely view, and totally experience the total eclipse of Kentucky.
Activities begin at 9:00 AM and include:
– Build your solar eclipse viewers – we’ll have the supplies and experts on-hand
– Use a sun scale kit to measure the size and distance of the sun
– Investigate why solar eclipses are so rare
– Further your knowledge by learning about the future of space exploration with activities focused on human travel to the Moon, Mars, and nearby asteroids, and satellite journeys to the outermost reaches of our Solar System.
– Logan County Public Library’s story-time with Thomas Freese will let you step away from the science for a moment and enjoy eclipse-related myths and tales from cultures across the world.
For more details about the activities at Logan County Library, CLICK HERE
EXPERTS and the ECLIPSE
Hop on a luxury motorcoach and “road trip” your way to the Path of Totality in style. In addition to a light breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt, and your own eclipse-viewing glasses, this very special tour experience features expert presenters on both legs of the trip.
Assistant Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science at Morehead State University, Dr. Dirk Grupe, will discuss eclipses and black holes, while Dr. George Pantalos from University of Louisville’s Cardiovascular Innovation Institute will speak to the impact which crewed space programs have had on astronomy and astronomer Jeremy Wood on the math and movement differences between partial, annular, total, and hybrid eclipses.
Motor coaches will leave from the Science Center that morning and return that evening.
Cost: $125 per person, $100 for Science Center Members
Seats are limited, sales are final.
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE DESTINATION WEEKEND
Our educators will partner with and assist Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana on a weekend campout that culminates with viewing the eclipse.
The weekend’s space-themed activities will include rocket design, constellation exploration, a night hike, and STEAM leadership and team-building experiences – PLUS, presenters from the Louisville Astronomical Society. Surrounded by supportive parents and educators, and like-minded peers, this weekend will inspire and empower young women to explore space-related fields and STEAM careers.
August 19, 10:30am – August 21, 4:00pm
Bear Creek Camp in Benton, Kentucky
Cost $150 per girl
The continental US hasn’t seen a total eclipse like this since 1919, and the last time one was this close to Kentucky was 1869!
Don’t waste this chance – enhance your eclipse experience by seeing it with us.