Astronomy For Kids — The Great 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Why all the excitement about the coming total solar eclipse on August 21? Visit UConn's Historic Planetarium and learn about the moon shadow tracking across the lower 48 states for the first time in four decades. We'll discuss the geometry of eclipses, show slides from earlier total solar eclipses, and explore cultural relevance of the event in today's world. After a snack break we will basic a star finder, and talk about the many special celestial events you'll see in August along the eclipse canter line.

Weather permitting, participants with their parents are welcome to return Friday night for a session at the UConn Observatory to observe celestial objects like globular clusters, open clusters, and any comets that happen to be wandering by.

Registration required.

UConn Planetarium 06269 Storrs , CT 41° 49' 9.552" N, 72° 15' 4.2588" W
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