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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Caused by the shadow of the Moon lining up to temporarily blot out the Sun, solar eclipses have fascinated people for centuries. In 2017 a solar eclipse passed over a large portion of the US, bringing with it astronomical excitement, plenty of celebration, and a stunning display in Philadelphia. On April 8 this phenomenon returns, and the Wagner welcomes you in marking the occasion! Join us for activities and multiple opportunities to view the eclipse for astronomers of all ages.

While eclipses actually occur somewhat frequently, they are not always viewable, making the times when people do get to see them all the more significant. Philadelphia is expected to see 90% coverage of the Sun, and won’t see an event like this again until 2078, so this is one celestial celebration you won’t want to miss!

This event is FREE and open to all, but advance registration is recommended for capacity reasons. Registration does not guarantee eclipse viewing glasses or entry as supplies and space are limited.


April 8
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W. Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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