A Total Eclipse of the Sun

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It’s a total eclipse of the sun, and you don’t want to miss it. On Monday, August 21, North America will see its first solar eclipse in almost 100 years. For this once-in-a-lifetime event, institutions across the Tristate area are throwing a soiree. To ensure that you don’t miss out on the big event, here is a list of some places where you can witness it.  Be sure to tell us about other hot spots!


Attend the viewing party and tour the Observatory on Monday from 12 to 4 pm. This event is free, and reservations are not required.

Don’t miss this viewing party from 12-3 pm. Admission is $15.

Have the chance to make your own pinhole projector with which to view the eclipse safely. This viewing party is from 1:45-3 pm and will convene in front of the Rowe Visitor Center. Preregistration is required, and the event costs $3 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Come celebrate Eclipse Day at the Costel Overlook in Glenwood Gardens from 1-4 pm. Admission is free.

Solar eclipse viewing parties at following locations and times:

Greenhills (1-4 pm)

Norwood (1-3 pm)

Main Branch (2-3 pm)

Price Hill (2:30-3:30 pm)

  • Boone County Public Library (bcpl.org)

All branches will host a special viewing party with glasses provided by STAR-Net Libraries, while supplies last, from 1 – 3 pm.

RSVP for this viewing party at the Newport branch from 2 – 3:30 pm, and check out a planetarium area for space crafts, games and more.

Head to the Covington branch from 1 – 3 p.m. to check out the eclipse!


While choosing which event to attend for the best eclipse experience ever, please remember to take the necessary safety measures set by NASA at https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-recommends-safety-tips-to-view-the-august-solar-eclipse. Enjoy this epic event with your little one in the safest, most exciting way.


Sam Parker is currently studying journalism at Ohio University. This summer, she is interning at Cincinnati Family Magazine. She looks forward to completing her final year at OU and pursuing a career in magazine journalism.

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