Eclipse Day at the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center

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  • 10/14/23
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
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Event Description

Americans can witness an annular partial solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14th beginning at about 10:30 AM.

Cedar Amateur Astronomer invite the public to join us at the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center at 1365 Ivanhoe Road southwest of Mt. Vernon, for this rare event. Even if it is cloudy, we will still be open and live stream the event inside the learning center. And of course, all our exhibits and displays, as well as tours of the observatory will be available.

The moon will partially obscure the sun beginning at about 10:30 and lasting almost 3 hours. Come out to the observatory where we will be giving out free solar  glasses and have some of our solar telescopes set up for guests to safely view the sun. Remember, NEVER look at the sun without approved solar glasses of filters!

What a great time to bring the kids to the observatory to view the eclipse and also learn about astronomy and the universe through our many displays and exhibits!

This event is free and all ages are welcome!

Free solar glasses will be available!