The evening will begin with a presentation given by Dan Everly, President of the Lowe-Volk Astronomy Club and Night Sky Coordinator for the Warren Rupp Observatory, explaining safety tips for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.
"It's going to be odd in some of the small towns of Nebraska and Missouri", he said of the total darkness, which will last 2 ½ minutes at the eclipse's peak.
On Aug. 21st, 2017, the United States will witness a solar eclipse.
But why does this happen, what will we see on the Big Island and is it really a big deal?
"We're trying to educate teachers that this is not a one shot event", said Sabrina Edmondson, who used to be a teacher, but now works for NASA."This is something they can take throughout the year and grow on it".
Total solar eclipses occur every year or two worldwide. "Eclipse: The Sun Revealed" plays at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Solar eclipses happen more often, but are visible in only a small area.
Missouri Capital Eclipse Celebration, August 19-21, Jefferson City Jefferson City will experience about 2.5 minutes of total eclipse and with the city's central location and accessibility, local officials are expecting more than 50,000 people to head there for viewing.
The Aug. 21 eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime alignment of the sun and moon by some measures.
If you're planning on watching the eclipse in its path of totality, you'll be able to look up in the moments of the total eclipse.
"The one thing no one wants to do is actually see this with the naked eye".
So, I know a lot of you are asking. how do I watch this partial solar eclipse here in Northwest Florida? You will need a solar filter such as a solar telescope, a solar projector or solar eclipse glasses. The less frequent lunar eclipses, however, are visible from over half the earth.
Astrophysicists and other eclipse experts will also be available at the event to answer questions about viewing the eclipse safely, demonstrate the special alignment that allows eclipses to occur and discuss what new knowledge astronomers hope to gain about the sun during this eclipse, according to Porter. AAA reports that some of the travel agency's top TripTik drive destinations this summer are also good places to view the eclipse: Nashville, TN, Great Smoky Mountain National Park (top visited National Park); Columbia, SC and Charleston, SC.