Lowell Observatory is hosting an eclipse event in Madras, Oregon

Posted by Nicole Kiefert
on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The two day event is packed with presentations, star parties, and more. 

The Lowell Observatory is hosting an educational event for the total solar eclipse August 20 and 21 in Madras, Oregon. The event, called the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience, will include presentations, a star party, science demonstrations, and, of course, viewing the eclipse. 

Solar eclipse event promotional poster // Lowell Observatory

The activities will be held on the football field at Madras High School and the Madras Performing Arts Center. The festivities will begin August 20 with presentations starting at 6 p.m. and a star party into the night. The school will open bright and early at 6 a.m. on eclipse day, August 21, with presentations on the hour every hour from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The football field will have plenty of observing statins and educational activities during the eclipse, which lasts from 9:06 a.m. to 11:41 a.m., with totality peaking from 10:19 to 10:21.

Sunday’s presentations and star party are free of charge, but Monday’s events will be $20 per person. Tickets bought ahead of time between now and July 21 will be discounted to $15 per person through Lowell Observatory’s website. 

Buy tickets or learn more about the event at lowellsolareclipse.com.

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