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Total Solar Eclipse Road Trip

Use solar telescopes to see the daytime sky!

August 8, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

In anticipation of the celestial event of the century, Slooh, your interface to outer space, is trekking across the country in the Slooh Mobile Observatory, from Connecticut to Stanley, ID, where they'll capture and broadcast the total solar eclipse live on August 21. Slooh Astronomers will be using some of the most advanced equipment available to deliver close-up views of the eclipse as it unfolds, with commentary and perspective from the world’s leading solar experts.

Slooh will kick off the journey in their home state of Connecticut at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford on August 7, before making stops at major cities along the path of totality to share their excitement and educate the public about the eclipse. At each location, Slooh Astronomer, Paul Cox, will conduct solar viewing through state of the art equipment, explain the science behind eclipses and promote safe viewing by giving away free Slooh solar eclipse glasses. Slooh will be on hand in front of Whitaker Center on Tuesday, August 8 from 11:30am-1:00 pm at the Market Street entrance to give guests the chance to use solar telescopes to see the daytime sky, free of charge! 


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