Eclipsed in October
Join us for two spectacular celestial events!
Total Lunar Eclipse
Wednesday Oct 08 2:00am
Guests: $15 Members: Free
Children 2 & Under Free
The observatory deck opens at 2am for a special presentation about the eclipse. Stay after the presentation for the late night viewing festivities. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. For this to happen the Sun, Earth, and Moon must be closely aligned with the Moon and the Moon located furthest from the Sun. Bring binoculars, blankets and warm clothes.
Partial Solar Eclipse
Thursday Oct 23 1:45pm
$10 + General Admission / $15 Viewing Only
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. Join us on our observation deck to watch as the moon 'occults' the sun! Our resident astronomy experts will be on hand to help you safely view the celestial phenomenon using special instruments and will help to answer your questions. Special eclipse viewing glasses available.
Please note: Eclipses are not guaranteed and weather permitting for outside viewing