Barton Planetarium Eclipse Movie (Preview Event)

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 4:00pm


The eclipse is coming! Soon, a solar will sweep across the United States. On Monday, August 21, the new moon will pass in front of the sun, temporarily blocking at least half of the sun’s surface everywhere in the continental US. In Barton County, the eclipse will start around 11:30 a.m., gradually increase to approximately 95% coverage by 1 p.m., then return to normal by about 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a preview event, Sunday, August 20 at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. to learn how Solar and Lunar eclipses happen, hear the mythology surrounding eclipses, and learn everything you need to know to safely see the astronomical event of a lifetime! 

Tim Folkerts
(620) 792-9320

Solar Eclipse
2012 Annular Eclipse, Photo Credit: JAXA/NASA/Hinode
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