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Countdown to the Solar Eclipse

 

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The Great Solar Eclipse Celebration

August 19 – 21

On August 21, day will turn into night as the United States is in the path of a total solar eclipse. This rare celestial event is cause for celebration, so visit Imagination Station to learn about this solar phenomenon and participate in fun hands-on activities that will get you ready for Monday's sun-tacular solar event.

  • Create your own solar eclipse viewer.

  • Explore STARLAB, our inflatable planetarium, and ask your most pressing astronomy questions.

  • Find out if an eclipse affects animal behavior.

  • Let our partners show you different instruments they use to study the sky.

Make Imagination Station your solar eclipse headquarters and enjoy our three-day celebration to prepare for the ultimate show on Monday, August 21.


Hey Educators!

We have resources just for you and your students. Check out videos, resources and activities you can do with your students for the eclipse.

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Make us your solar eclipse headquarters. Check out the activities happening over our three-day solar eclipse celebration.

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Safety first! Find out if your glasses are certified and how to view the eclipse no matter where your location.


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Solar and lunar eclipses have inspired a plethora of myths and legends from all over the world. Check out some of our favorites.


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Find answers to your most pressing questions. Discover the science surrounding eclipses and what exactly causes them to occur. 


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No matter where you are in the United States, check out these helpful tips and information to view the eclipse like a scientist.


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There is a lot of information out there about the upcoming solar eclipse. Check out these outside links to learn even more about this spectacular phenomenon.



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As crazy-cool as it might seem to sit and stare at the sun with your bare eyeballs, it’s mostly crazy. Never directly view the sun through anything but a certified solar viewer or solar telescope.

Viewing the sun through binoculars, normal telescopes or bare eyes can lead to significant or permanent damage to your eyes.

For more information on how and why to protect your eyes during a solar eclipse, check out our safety tips.