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The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse is here!!

Image Credit: nasa.gov

Image Credit: nasa.gov

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:

Eclipse.aas.org

Eclipse2017.nasa.gov

Eclipsewise.com

Eclipsophile.com

GreatAmericanEclipse.org

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