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Chicago's Eclipse Fest

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Group: Adler Planetarium

When: Monday, August 21, 11:54 pm

Where: Adler Planetarium

Cost: Free


On Monday August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon blocks any part of the Sun. In Chicago, the eclipse will begin at approximately 11:54 am. At 1:19 pm, the Moon will block 87% of the Sun.Where will you be? Come experience it with us! The Adler is hosting Chicago’s biggest eclipse block party featuring all things solar with FREE outdoor activities and safe viewing of the Sun and the eclipse! Join fellow Chicagoans and visitors to our great city to share this spectacular celestial experience together as a community. We’re setting up under the Sun and filling our parking lot with programming from partners from across the city. Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on science for all ages, local food trucks, eclipse updates, and more. Additionally, all guests will get free safe solar viewing glasses while supplies last.

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