Eclipsing the Sun- The Great American Eclipse

Posted Feb 28th, 2017 by Julian Johnson  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Events, Toledo.com


An eclipse of the Sun is a wondrous spectacle, and for the first time in 99 years, a Total Solar Eclipse will sweep across North American this summer. On Monday, August 21, millions of people from Oregon to South Carolina will witness a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.

To prepare for this rare solar eclipse, the Appold Planetarium is premiering a new show – Eclipsing the Sun. This show uses stunning visuals to explore solar and lunar eclipses and explains the geometry that creates these awe-inspiring sights. Watch the spectacle unfold from ideal locations on Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Learn how to safely watch this eclipse which may be the most viewed total solar eclipse ever!

Best of all, you can purchase your own pair of glasses for $1 that allows you to safely view the solar eclipse!

Admission prices for Eclipsing the Sun are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered on the following Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

* March 11 and 18

* April 1, 15 and 29

* May 6 and 20

Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 419-517-8897 or email planetarium@lourdes.edu.

Lourdes University’s Appold Planetarium is a proud member of the NASA Museum Alliance and has been designated an official NASA Space Place. Named “Best Place to See the Stars” by Ohio Magazine, the Appold Planetarium features SciDome, a fulldome video system powered by Starry Night – the world’s most comprehensive astronomy software, allowing real-time 3D sky simulation, fulldome shows and multi-media presentations. For a list of current and upcoming shows, visit the Appold Planetarium online at www.lourdes.edu/planetarium.

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