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2017 Solar Eclipse Celebration

As part of the 2017 Carolinas Solar Eclipse Party, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will hold an onsite eclipse viewing event for the public on Monday, August 21, 2017. Get your tickets here.

On that date, when the Moon passes in front of the Sun, the entire United States will experience a partial solar eclipse for up to a few hours. A total solar eclipse is a grand spectacle, considered by many to be the most awe-inspiring sight nature has to offer. During totality, it turns dark in the daytime, the temperature drops, and the Sun’s corona and bright stars and planets become visible. If you are able, plan to be in the path of totality on August 21. You will make memories for a lifetime.

If you can't get to the path of totality join us here at Morehead for a viewing.  

Solar Eclipse Celebration - Aug. 21

12-4:30 p.m. 

Get your tickets for a short planetarium program on the Solar Eclipse, here.  After join us on the lawn for viewing the solar eclipse (or catch our live stream of the totality line), games, food trucks, and so much more. 

As part of the Carolinas Solar Eclipse Party, more than 50 locations in North and South Carolina will offer eclipse viewing events for the public on August 21, 2017. These locations will be spread throughout the two states, both within and outside the path of totality. For a list of specific events and locations.

Important safety information:

How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safety (in English)

Como Ver el Eclipse Solar del 2017 con Segurida (in Spanish)

(Yes, you can buy eclipse glasses at the Morehead Planetarium gift shop!)