If you’re looking for the best view of the Solar Eclipse on August 17, 2017. Here are a couple free places in Columbus GA to watch.
AT Your Local Library:
Free viewing glasses at all of the Columbus Public Libraries.
- Columbus Public Library Auditorium (10am-5pm): Footage of the eclipse
- Mildred Terry Library (11am-4pm): crafts
- Columbus Public Library Teen Department (3:30pm-4:30pm): Activities
If you are outside of Columbus, GA. Check your local library to see if they are participating as well.
At The Science Museum:
The Columbus State Coca-Cola Science Museum from 1pm -4pm.
Free coverage of multiple locations in the theater and telescopes set up outside. They will help kids make a pinhole projector with 2 sheets of paper.
More interesting facts here
Watch at home at: http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov
Be sure to take precautions and don’t look directly at the Eclipse with the naked eye. They should be ISO glasses only, to avoid damage to your eyes.
Another option, instead of looking up, is to make a pinhole projection to view the solar eclipse.
(CSU Coca-Cola Science Museum at CSU Library)
Watch a closer version of this pinhole viewer tutorial on their Facebook page, at the link below.
Things to know:
- This will only be a total eclipse (blackout) if you’re on the line of totality.
- In Columbus it will be a partial eclipse at 92%
- We won’t see another one for a while.
- Muscogee school district, and most others are releasing the kids early while others in Georgia are releasing later. Check your school district.
- If you have eclipse glasses the only thing you should be able to see is the sun.
- Even cameras and telescopes need a solar filter.
- It will last from about 1pm to 4pm. However the best time to see it is about 2:37pm in Columbus.
Find out more about times. The best area to be in Georgia, a list of Atlanta viewing locations and what to expect, start by clicking below.
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