Where will you be for the Great American Eclipse?

If you can’t be on the eclipse centerline August 21, 2017, there are are plenty of locations around Houston where you can learn about and experience the Great American Eclipse. Check these out: 

August 10, 2017, 3:00PM: West University Library Eclipse Talk

We will be at West University Library to support a program that discusses the partial solar eclipse and how to view it safely. They are also planning to have supplies ready into order to make a pinhole viewer from cereal boxes. Most of the patrons are elementary-school aged, so the program will be geared towards that age level. 

August 11, 2017, 2:00PM: Solar Eclipse Family Event at the Crosby Branch Library

The Crosby Branch Library is going to have a family event to talk about the eclipse and what goes on during one on Friday, August 11.  They will have some hands-on activities (sun cookies, tiny models, etc...) and would like for an H.A.S. speaker to lead a talk about the eclipse.  If you're interested in giving this talk, please email outreach(link sends e-mail) to let me know.  They're expecting about 40 guests for this event.

Event: Solar Eclipse Family Event at the Crosby Branch Library
Where: 135 Hare Rd., Crosby, TX 77532
When: Friday, August 11, from 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Number of volunteers needed: 1. Anyone willing to head out to Crosby to make the day of several young kids?

Saturday, August 19 Preparing For The Solar Eclipse Workshop, Various Times Starting at 10:30 a.m.

Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz, Houston, Texas 77004 
Are you ready for the Solar Eclipse on August 21st? Join us for a short workshop to explore how a total solar eclipse occurs and learn safe and effective ways to view the eclipse. As a part of this workshop, you will construct your very own Solar Eclipse Pin-hole Viewer! Workshops (limited to 12 children) at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
·     Age requirements: Recommended ages 6 and up with accompanying adult
·     Fee: $5.00 through advance online-only registration per child (this is in addition to museum admission costs)
·     Workshop length: 45 minutes
http://www.cmhouston.org/event/solar-eclipse-workshop

Monday, August 21 - ECLIPSE DAY!

STATE PARKS ACROSS TEXAS

Check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife website to see if a state park near you is hosting an eclipse viewing event. From the Guadalupe River State Park to Bastrop State Park to Lake Whitney State Park and more, join in the viewing festivities!
https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/stargazing 

LIBRARIES ACROSS TEXAS

Thousands of participating libraries across the nation are hosting an eclipse event. Lots of libraries across Texas are hosting events. Check out the map online and find participating libraries in your area: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017eclipse/

HOUSTON AREA:
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HAS at Trini Mendenhall Community Center
11:30am - 1:30pm


1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055


Join Telescope Chairman Allen Wilkerson at the Mendenhall Community Center in Houston to view the eclipse. If you’ve been to a SIG or HAS party, you know where this is. Click blue link above to get directions from your location.
 

The Great American Eclipse at Sugar Land, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Join HMNS at Sugar Land for one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights—a solar eclipse! The continental United States won’t see another eclipse of this caliber until 2024, so this is a unique experience. And you can see a partial eclipse right here in Sugar Land. Telescopes will be on-hand for safe viewing, plus out-of-this-world crafts and activities. The first 50 people will receive complimentary solar eclipse glasses, necessary for safely viewing the eclipse. Great American Eclipse activities and viewing is included with admission to HMNS at Sugar Land!
http://www.hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar-land/events/the-great-american-eclipse-at-sugar-land/

Eclipse Over Houston, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Levy Park
3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), in partnership with Levy Park and the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, is helping Houstonians experience the Eclipse over Houston on August 21, 2017.  On that day, the Moon will pass directly between the Earth and sun, casting the Moon’s shadow on the continental U.S. from coast to coast for more than 90 minutes. This is the first total solar eclipse visible over the US since 1981 and the first since 1918 to be seen coast to coast. Join scientists and educators from the LPI, and your community, at Levy Park and Freeman Library to witness this historical event you are sure to talk about for many years to come! At both locations, safe, solar viewing glasses will be available. **NEVER look directly at the sun without proper viewing equipment.**
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/solar-eclipse/

Eclipse Over Houston, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), in partnership with Levy Park and the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, is helping Houstonians experience the Eclipse over Houston on August 21, 2017.  On that day, the Moon will pass directly between the Earth and sun, casting the Moon’s shadow on the continental U.S. from coast to coast for more than 90 minutes. This is the first total solar eclipse visible over the US since 1981 and the first since 1918 to be seen coast to coast. Join scientists and educators from the LPI, and your community, at Levy Park and Freeman Library to witness this historical event you are sure to talk about for many years to come! At both locations, safe, solar viewing glasses will be available. **NEVER look directly at the sun without proper viewing equipment.**
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/solar-eclipse/

The Great American Eclipse, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston,Texas 77030

Join HMNS as we experience a partial solar eclipse right here in Houston. The next eclipse of this caliber will not be visible in the United States until 2024, so you don’t want to miss this! The Burke Baker Planetarium will hold six special, 15-minute programs between noon and 2 p.m. explaining the aspects of the eclipse and including images from Houston, the center line of totality and even the Moon. Tickets are only $4, and can be purchased at the box office! Finally at 2 p.m., a special showing of Starry Night Express will feature a live feed from Casper, Wyoming, with Museum staff in the path of totality. Filtered telescopes will be set up outside the Sundial Plaza at the front entrance of HMNS, and the Museum store will offer solar glasses that you will need to observe the eclipse safely. Outdoor events are weather dependent.
http://www.hmns.org/education/families/family-events-and-classes/the-gre...

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