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!
- The Cincinnati Observatory (cincinnatiobservatory.org)
Attend the viewing party and tour the Observatory on Monday from 12 to 4 pm. This event is free, and reservations are not required.
- The Drake Planetarium (drakeplanetarium.org)
Don’t miss this viewing party from 12-3 pm. Admission is $15.
- Cincinnati Nature Center (cincynature.org)
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.
- Glenwood Gardens (greatparks.org)
Come celebrate Eclipse Day at the Costel Overlook in Glenwood Gardens from 1-4 pm. Admission is free.
- Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (cincinnatilibrary.org)
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.
- Campbell County Public Library (cc-pl.org)
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.
- Kenton County Public Library (kentonlibrary.org)
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.