SOLAR ECLIPSE WATCH PARTY

SOLAR ECLIPSE WATCH PARTY » MONDAY, AUGUST 21 » 10AM – 3PM

Join us at the Frontiers of Flight Museum for this rare occasion when the Sun, Moon, and Earth align to create a total solar eclipse across the United States!  The path of totality—where the Moon completely covers the Sun—will only be along a line from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina (see map below courtesy of NASA).  

A wealth of information about the eclipse is available on the NASA website.

NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIAL EYE PROTECTION

Here in Dallas, south of that line, the Moon will obscure 75% of the Sun, which will still be quite impressive. At the Museum, you will be able to view safely what the eclipse looks like both here in Dallas and at locations along the path of totality.  

In Dallas, the Moon will begin its passage in front of the Sun at 11:40 a.m. Central Daylight time. The maximum point of the eclipse (75%) will occur at 1:09 p.m., and the eclipse will end at 2:39 p.m. At its maximum, the eclipse in Dallas will look like the image above.

NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIAL EYE PROTECTION

Visitors can view this rare event directly either through the Museum’s solar telescope (equipped with a special filter that allows safe viewing of the Sun) or with a FREE pair special glasses that allow direct viewing of the Sun, which will be provided to the first 300 visitors to the Museum at the Watch Party.

NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIAL EYE PROTECTION

Inside the Museum throughout the day, we will be projecting a live stream from NASA TV of the total eclipse as it progresses along the path of totality across the United States.  We will also have other activities for the whole family including programs in our portable planetarium, “SPOC” (Space Portal Odyssey Capsule) and interactive presentations about the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun.

On Solar Eclipse Day, August 21, the Museum will provide the first 300 visitors a pair of “Eclipse Glasses” FREE with regular admission.  These special glasses allow safe viewing of the Sun directly during the eclipse. Other options for viewing the eclipse and important safety information can be found on the NASA website.

Don’t miss the chance to see this rare event—join us on Monday, August 21!