The Great American Eclipse | Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium | Etc. | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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The Great American Eclipse

When: Mon., Aug. 21, 1-4 p.m. 2017

On Monday, Vermonters will have the rare opportunity to witness a partial eclipse of the sun. While there are many viewing opportunities around the state, the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, the state’s only public planetarium, makes for an out-of-this-world locale for experiencing the celestial spectacle. Following a summary of safe observation methods, grown-up and pint-size stargazers can build their own shoebox viewers and pinhole projectors, and even peer through solar telescopes. Indoors, astronomy enthusiasts set their sights on planetarium shows and NASA’s live coverage of the path of totality, or the route of the moon’s shadow during a total solar eclipse. Expert educators and scientists are on hand to answer any burning questions.

Price: Free.