Special Partial Eclipse Viewing Event to be Held in Homer, NY
In what promises to be a truly cosmic experience, the Center for the Arts in Homer, New York will be hosting an eclipse viewing event on August 21st, starting at 12:00pm and going on through the duration of the (partial) eclipse to 4:00pm. There will be a light lunch served by the Center, with a workshop to create your own personal eclipse viewer. A space-themed soundtrack spun by local DJ Jake LaManna (of The Magnetic Pull) will take place during the eclipse itself. The event costs $5 and includes lunch and materials. Eclipse viewing glasses will be readily available for $2.
Astronomers and sky-watchers across the country are preparing for what will be the first total solar eclipse the nation has seen since 1918, marking the first time such a spectacle has occurred for 99 years. The sun will only appear completely covered from a relatively narrow path, starting in western Oregon and stretching diagonally across the country to South Carolina, but upstate New York will still be able to observe around 75% coverage. The moon will block the sun to the point where it gives off a glowing crescent shape, making it seem as though the day has started to turn to night in mid-afternoon! This rare extra-terrestrial phenomenon marks the first time the Center for the Arts will be exhibiting a show put on by the skies.
Attendees will get to enjoy lunch starting at noon, and will have the opportunity to make their very own eclipse viewers in a fun workshop. During the actual viewing, DJ Jake LaManna will be playing a fittingly space-themed soundtrack to accompany the orbital alignment. At 7:30pm we reconvene for a screening of 2011: A Space Odyssey. Be sure to come join this family-friendly, spectacular solar extravaganza!
NOTE: Due to the nature of this event, should there be rain or heavy cloud coverage, a livestream of the eclipse will be shown in the Whiting Theater at the Center for the Arts.
Solar Eclipse Viewing Event
Monday, August 21
Lunch / workshop: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
DJ Jake LaManna / Eclipse viewing: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Film Screening: 2001 A Space Odyssey: 7:30pm
Center for the Arts
72 S. Main St. Homer NY 13077