In this interactive presentation suitable for anyone of elementary-school age or older, local astronomer Rick Fienberg will explain why eclipses happen, how to watch them safely, and what to expect on the big day.
Rick is former editor in chief of Sky & Telescope magazine, current press officer of the American Astronomical Society, and a veteran of 12 total solar eclipses worldwide. He’ll answer all your questions and distribute free, safe eclipse-viewing glasses and instructions to all attendees.
On Monday, August 21, a total eclipse of the Sun will cross the U.S. from coast to coast for the first time in nearly a century. Outside a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, the Moon will only partly block the Sun, creating a partial solar eclipse that we’ll be able to see from Watertown. Join us for our Eclipse Viewing Party.