Here Are 6 Eclipse Parties In Oklahoma Perfect For Viewing The Big Event
On August 21, 2017, Oklahoma will experience a partial solar eclipse that is part of “The Great American Solar Eclipse.” Although Oklahoma will be just outside of the path of totality, we will still experience approximately an 87 percent obscuration of the sun. There will be several viewing parties and events set up across the state where you can gaze upon this astronomical event. The best time to see the eclipse will be between 11:37am and 2:34pm with the maximum peak view at 1:05pm in Oklahoma City and 1:08pm in Tulsa. Here’s 6 places to check out for viewing this big event:
Oklahomans will see a change in visibility and light, and a decrease in temperature on August 21st. Mark your calendars for this awe-inspiring event at one of these locations below.
1. Science Museum Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
View this magical event at the Science Museum from 11am to 3pm. The museum’s Planetarium staff will be there to assist guests in operating telescopes that will allow users to look directly at the sun and to view the eclipse safely. Eclipse activities are included with general admission and special shows in the planetarium are planned for the day.
Address: 2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK.
2. Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City
Myriad Botanical Gardens is throwing an "OKClipse" viewing party out on the Great Lawn from 11:30am-2:30pm. Enjoy "space" music, food and educational activities on this rare occurrence for all ages at no charge. Special Eclipse Glasses available.
Address: 301 West Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK.
3. Norman West Library - Norman
Norman West's Solar Eclipse Viewing Party will take place from 12pm to 2:00pm and include free solar eclipse glasses. They will review how to safely view the eclipse without damaging your eyes.
Address: 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK.
4. Moore City Library at the Central Park Amphitheater - Moore
Science of the Solar Eclipse event will take place at Central Park Amphitheater from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. You'll get a pair of sunglasses to view the eclipse safely and get a change to hear stories and information about this unique event. There will also be activities related to the eclipse. Pre-register for the event starting on July 15th at 9:00am.
Address: 700 South Broadway Avenue, Moore, OK.
5. NOC Mackie Planetarium - Enid
Swing by the planetarium on August 21st from 11am to 1pm to view the solar eclipse through the lens of a planetarium telescope or through a pair of 3D glasses provided. It's a great way to view the eclipse without putting strain on your eyes.
Address: 1220 East Grand Avenue, Tonkawa, OK.
6. Jenks Public School Planetarium - Jenks
Only 1% of the population ever sees a full solar eclipse, so Jenks Planetarium created a show, "2017 Eclipse Across America" to educate guests about this unique event about to take place. This 50 minute show will tell you everything you need to know to prepare you for August 21st, as well as entertain you with ancient eclipse lore. Dates and times for this show can be found
Address: Jenks Planetarium,
Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor at 105 E B Street, Jenks, OK.
Check with your local library or planetarium for additional solar eclipse viewing activities and parties. If you know of more events not on this list, please mention them in the comments section.
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