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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Events

Total Eclipse Of The Heart……I Mean Sun.

Columbia, S.C., and its surrounding region are positioned in the best location – the best on the East Coast, in fact – to witness a spectacle that has not been seen in the continental United States since 1979, when a total solar eclipse was visible from five Northwestern states. Even more compelling, a transcontinental, total eclipse of the sun that passes from coast to coast has not occurred in the U.S. since 1918.

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible along a thin, roughly 100 mile-wide path that runs diagonally across America from Oregon to South Carolina. The difference between a partial eclipse and a total eclipse is monumental — even the difference between a 99% eclipse and a 100% eclipse is remarkable enough to draw visitors from all over the globe when it occurs.

Throughout the long weekend of August 18-21, 2017, attractions, cultural institutions, hospitality and retail businesses in Columbia, S.C. – the total solar eclipse capital of the East Coast – will host special eclipse-related events leading up to nature’s grandest spectacle.

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Total Eclipse Weekend:

Solar 17 @ Lake MurrayDreher Shoals Dam, Columbia, SC 29212

*(803) 781-5940
*Date: 08/21/2017 – 08/21/2017
*Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
*Tents will be set up at both sides of the Lake Murray Dam (park fees will apply)
    *FREE water and FREE solar glasses provided
*T-shirts for sale Event at both park sites of Lake Murray Dam (Lexington and Irmo sides)
    *Lake Murray will have the largest viewing area

South Carolina State Museum – 301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201 United States

803-898-4921
        *AUG. 18 – 21, 2017

Activities will include:

*The Robert B. Ariail Collection of Astronomy/Telescope Gallery tours
*Special BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium shows
*Evening observing opportunities in the Boeing Observatory
*The Boeing Observatory will be open during the day on Aug. 18 – 20, as well as before and after the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21.
*On Mon, Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse viewing will be available in designated areas outside of the State Museum.

 

Columbia Fireflies’ Total Eclipse of the Park – 1640 Freed St. Columbia, SC 29201

* 803-726-4487
*August 18, 2017
*7:05 pm – 10:30 pm

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies as they take on the Rome Braves on Friday, August 18 at 7:05pm at Spirit Communications Park. There will be post-game fireworks!
More details to come!

 

Heritage Academy Total Eclipse Family Tailgate
Monday August 21 From 1PM – 3PM

*649 Barr Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Join Heritage Christian Academy for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! Attendees will have an opportunity to fellowship, tailgate, and view the eclipse in our large, open field located directly in the center of eclipse totality. Pelican Snoballs will be on site to provide cool refreshments in addition to games and family-friendly activities. Event tickets are $5.00 per person and include NASA-approved solar viewing glasses, fun take-home activities, and more! All attendees should register to guarantee a space for tailgating and bring payment to event check-in. Follow this link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/BANb9ruCm9U0nkii1.

Kraft Draft Brew Pub, LLC


Eclipse Viewing at the Krafty!
Monday August 21 From 11AM – 10PM
*269 Charter Oak Road
Lexington, SC 29072
Join us to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse. We will be opening at 11am to give you time to pick out a spot, spread your blanket or set up your chairs. Lunch and some special brews will be available for purchase. More details as they unfold….

 

Galactic Explorations

Saturday, August 19, 2017; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

**EDDIE’s eyes will be on the sky! Come mingle with astronaut characters, learn the science behind the total solar eclipse.**

Activities include:

  • Create A Solar System Mobile – Bio Lab (10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m.) Make your own mobile symbolizing our solar system and learn about the planets you might see during the eclipse.

  • Design an Eclipse Model – Tinker Tech (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.) Learn what happens during an eclipse by building your own model.

  • Solar Eclipse Show – In Front of EDDIE (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.) – How does an eclipse happen? Why is it such a big deal? What should we expect to see? Answers these questions and more as we explore the Solar Eclipse.

  • Phases of the Moon Cookies – The Cooking Lab (10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. *Sign-up at the Front Desk for one of the limited spots.) Come frost your own cookie to learn about the phases of the moon.

  • Marshmallow Constellation Art – Aha! Factory (9:15 a.m.– 4:45 p.m.) Study the constellations you may see during the eclipse, then design your own starry sky out of marshmallows and toothpicks.

  • Home Safe Home – World of Work (12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m.) This entertaining 4-D multimedia experience teaches families to be aware of fire prevention methods and how to react in home emergency situations.

Eclipse Day at EdVenture

Monday, August 21, 2017: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

**Come early as the first 821 visitors get in for $1 and receive free solar glasses provided by Google, while supplies last.**

Activities include:

Patio Party – EdVenture Terrace (1 p.m.–4 p.m.) Join us for music, games, activities, eclipse viewing and more as we enter totality together. The eclipse will begin at 1:13 p.m. with totality beginning at 2:41 p.m.
-DJ Music
-Pin Hole Camera and Prisms – Talk about sun light and how it changes during the eclipse.
-Solar Telescope – Talk about sunspots and solar flares.
-Galaxy Pinwheels – Make your own pinwheel to display our galaxy cosmic dance.
-Eclipse Chalk Art – Make your own Solar Corona Art.
-Face Painting
Create A Solar System Mobile – Bio Lab (10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.)
Make your own mobile symbolizing our solar system and learn about the planets you might see during the eclipse.
Design an Eclipse Model – Tinker Tech (10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.) Get hands on in understanding what happens during the eclipse and build your own model.
Solar Eclipse Show – In Front of EDDIE (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.)
How does an eclipse happen? Why is it such a big deal? What should we expect to see? Answers these questions and more as we explore the Solar Eclipse.
Phases of the Moon Cookies – The Cooking Lab (11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m. *Sign-up at the Front Desk for one of the limited spots.)
Come frost your own cookie to learn about the phases of the moon.
Marshmallow Constellation Art – Aha! Factory (9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.)
Study the constellations you may see during the eclipse, then design your own starry sky out of marshmallows and toothpicks.
Home Safe Home – World of Work (9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m.)
This entertaining 4-D multimedia experience teaches families to be aware of fire prevention methods and how to react in home emergency situations.
Pop-up Activities – Lobby hallway (throughout the day)
Rockets! – We’ll be talking about force and motion and how we use rockets to get out of the Earth’s atmosphere. Try launching a foam rocket.
Solar System … with Household Objects – If the Sun was the size of a door, how far and what size would the planets be?
Science of Solar Ovens

 

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Map West Total Solar Eclipse Path through Western USA JPG
Map East Total Solar Eclipse Path through Eastern USA JPG
Map 1 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Oregon JPG
Map 2 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Idaho JPG
Map 3 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Wyoming JPG
Map 4 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Nebraska and Kansas JPG
Map 5 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Missouri and Illinois JPG
Map 6 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Kentucky, Tennesse, and North Carolina JPG
Map 7 Total Solar Eclipse Path through South Carolina and Georgia JPG