Yesterday I posted here about the upcoming solar eclipse this Sunday in the late afternoon – early evening. I have since found out that both the Flandrau Science Center and the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter will hold viewing events.
Either event will be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Take the kids.
Flandrau Science Center on UA Campus
Flandrau will hold its “Crescent Sun Over Tucson” viewing party at their facility on the UA Campus. Astronomy experts and students will be available to answer your questions and help with telescope viewings and other activities.
Perhaps best of all, Flandrau will have solar viewing glasses for sale for only 4 bucks AND following the celestial event, will put on a free showing of Flandrau’s popular Dark Side of the Moon laser show. Such a deal.
SkyCenter Atop Mt. Lemmon
Atop Mt. Lemmon, Adam Brock, one of the world’s premier astrophotographers, will host a special viewing event. As of yesterday afternoon he still had a few tickets left.
According to Mr. Brock, “Up here at 9,000 feet, we’ll be able to see all the way to the horizon and watch the eclipse through special equipment as it unfolds. What makes this eclipse remarkable is that it occurs at sunset, so it’s a rare treat to be able to watch this celestial occurrence happening with the added beauty of the southwestern landscape.”
For more information, contact:
Flandrau Science Center: 1601 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 621-STAR
UA SkyCenter: (520) 626-8122
Please click here to visit our online ticket website.
To view my SkyCenter post on my website, click > SouthernArizonaGuide.com.