The Great American Eclipse is here!!
The Discovery Center and NH Science Teachers Association are joining forces on August 21 to celebrate the Great American Eclipse! Go to this link for details: ECLIPSE! We'll have gallery activities, special talks by WMUR's Kevin Skarupa, NASA JPL's Dr. Art Hammond, NH Science Teachers Association's Andrew DiGiovanni, and Mt. Washington Observatory's Tom Padham; planetarium shows highlighting the eclipse; a livestream from NASA; and guided viewing of the Big Event!
The partial eclipse maximum will occur at 2:43 PM EDT. It a sight you do not want to miss: In NH, our view of the Sun will be 62% eclipsed! But - in order to keep your ability to see after the event, you MUST observe the Sun safely - don't look with your naked eyes or though sunglasses. Do as our staff and volunteers will do during the eclipse: Wear eclipse glasses, look through a telescope with a solar filter and/or use a pinhole camera.
Rain or shine, we will celebrate the eclipse! Eclipse glasses are available in our Science Store ($3) while supplies last.
For more information on the eclipse, check out these resources: