West Virginia August 04, 2017
Here Are 5 Eclipse Parties In West Virginia Perfect For Viewing The Big Event
We’ve talked about the
solar eclipse that will soon be seen from West Virginia. West Virginia won’t see a total solar eclipse, but about 90 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon’s shadow in our state. Here are the best places to celebrate this astronomical event.
1. Great American Eclipse Viewing Party
Public at the Green Bank Observatory
This free admission event will take place Monday, August 21, from 11 AM - 4 PM. There will be hands-on activities from 11 to noon, lunch and exhibits from noon until 1 PM, and then safe viewing of the eclipse from 1 PM to 4 PM. The eclipse will be viewaboue through telescopes and projections, and there will be eclipse-safe glasses available. There will also be live streaming video of the eclipse provided by NASA.
The Green Bank Observatory is located at 155 Observatory Rd, Green Bank, West Virginia 24944.
2. Getting Ready for the Solar Eclipse
at the Ohio County Public Library
This pre-eclipse party will take place Thursday, August 17, from 7 PM - 8 PM. Robert Strong of SMART Centre Market will explain the upcoming solar eclipse and how to prepare for it. The program is free and open to all ages. Address: 52 16th St, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003.
3. Ohio County Public Library Live Broadcast
Come back to the library for a live streaming broadcast of the event, provided by NASA! Address: 52 16th St, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003.
4. West Virginia University Solar Eclipse Celebration
West Virginia University will host a pre-event eclipse extravaganza on Saturday, August 19th from 9am-12pm. There will be mini-lectures, planetarium shows, telescope observing, and activities. On the day of the event, there will be eclipse glasses available outside WVU's Mountainlair.
Event Location: WVU White Hall, 135 Willey St., Morgantown, WV 26501
5. Solar Eclipse Family Fun Day at the Clay Center
Learn all about the upcoming eclipse with a special show in the Caperton Planetarium & Theater. There will also be hands-on activities, including a chance to make goggles to be able to view the event on the big day. All activities are free with the cost of admission to the Clay Center. Address: 1 Clay Sq, Charleston, West Virginia 25301.
Events are subject to change, and more may be added as we draw closer to the eclipse date. Stay tuned here for updates.
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