Experience the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse with Philadelphia’s premier science institution!
On Monday, August 21st, Philadelphia will turn its eyes to the skies to view the most spectacular astronomical event to be seen from Earth: a solar eclipse. In celebration of this monumental event, The
Franklin Institute’s team of expert science educators will be on hand at the museum to help you experience this science spectacle and learn about why this event is so remarkable.
Some of our eclipse related activities are entirely free, though general museum admission is recommended for full access to all programming. Details here: http://bit.ly/2w0fSHl
For more information on the solar eclipse, check out The Franklin Institute's eclipse portal: http://bit.ly/2sXAw9A
Solar eclipse-related programming will take place starting at 12 noon in the Fels Planetarium, Franklin Hall and even along Winter Street, where museum guests will have the opportunity to build a safe solar viewer, learn about astronomy, and prepare for the big moment at 2pm. Featuring live broadcasts from Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts from a location of totality located in Missouri, this event will culminate in the viewing of the partial solar eclipse visible in the Philadelphia region up to about 80% coverage.
IMAGE: March 2015 Solar Eclipse | 2015 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration