Solar Eclipse Watch Party
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 .
Join MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science staff as we learn about the Solar Eclipse 2017 and watch it take place at the museum - OUTDOORS or INDOORS!
Approximately 86% of the sun will be blocked in Jackson for this special astronomical event. Special ISO certified safety viewing glasses and pinhole viewers will be available while supplies last.
NASA’s live feed of the eclipse will be viewed from the museum’s Rotwein theater starting at 12:15 p.m.
This event is included with museum admission: $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3-18, and free for children under than 3. FREE for Members. Senior and group rates are available; please call the museum for details at 601-576-6000.
**For Schools: Special arrangements can be made for an “eclipse class”, as space allows, before the eclipse. After the class, your group can join in on the eclipse party’s activity stations, and eclipse viewing. Contact the museum for additional information at 601.576.6000.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Predict the Corona
- Yard Stick Eclipse
- Eclipse Safety
- Earth as Peppercorn / Solar Pizza
- Eclipse Head Band
- Solar Beads
- MS College STEM Institute
- Laser-cut pinhole viewers with Dr. Anna Wan
- Chalk Outlines
- Russell Davis Planetarium
- NOAA and GLOBE Citizen Science
10:30 a.m. ECLIPSE Class in Rotwein Theater
11:30 a.m. ECLIPSE Class in Rotwein Theater
12:15 p.m. LIVE streaming from NASA (in case of cloud cover)
1 p.m. Eclipse observations on lawn (Indoor stations close)
1:26 p.m. JACKSON IS AT 86% TOTALITY
2 p.m. Event Concludes
FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM BUMPERS while supplies last.
Note: The eclipse is waning for up to 1 hour, post totality. Feel free to watch the eclipse with your safety glasses after stations have closed down.
Only view the eclipse using our ISO certified safety glasses, or the pinhole viewers. Do not look at the eclipse directly, as it could damage your eyes.
Glasses are complimentary at the event with museum admission or Membership - ONLY ON MONDAY - while supplies last.
NOTE: SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety