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Total Lunar Eclipse

Observatory Complex

Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am, peak eclipse at 12:45am
Where: Observatory Deck, located at the rear of the Museum
Price:$12 General/Members Children 1 & Under Free (Does not include admission to the center - center closes at 5:00pm)

Deck will open at 9:00pm 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. Watch the Moon become deep red in color as this incredible phenomenon happens! Bring binoculars, blankets and warm clothes. Hot beverages will be for sale.

Please note: Eclipse is not guaranteed and weather permitting for outside viewing. Don't forget to bring your blankets!

Monday, April 14, 2014 Showtimes

9:00 PM

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