august, 2017

21aug(aug 21)7:00 am(aug 21)7:00 amFeatured2017 Solar Eclipse Evansville7:00 am - 10:00 pm Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Monday) 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

On August 21, 2017, the Tri-State will experience a total solar eclipse. The Evansville Museum has planned numerous activities on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, which should be of interest to everyone interested in learning about and viewing one of nature’s most spectacular astronomical events. A bus excursion on Monday, August 21, will take viewers to a site to experience the eclipse in totality. There will be a viewing of the partial solar eclipse at the Museum from on Monday, August 21, from 11:00 am – 3:00 p.m. 

Eclipse Weekend

Two full days of activities at the Museum are planned to teach people how to safely view, photograph and experience the eclipse. Special planetarium shows, the exhibition Eclipse 2017! in the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau Center for History & Science, workshops and astronomy presentations are designed to educate eclipse enthusiasts about this amazing event.

Saturday’s activities are geared to novice eclipse-watchers, families and students, while Sunday’s events will be tailored to appeal to amateur astronomers and other enthusiasts who are in town to witness the eclipse. Admission for each day includes general admittance to the Museum, a ticket to the Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium, plus access to eclipse activities. Admission for Museum Members will be $5 for Adults and $3 for Youth and for Not-Yet-Members: $17 for Adults and $11 for Youth.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

On the Schroeder Plaza

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Outdoor Solar Viewing

 In the Eykamp Pavilion


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eclipse Make-It-Take-It Activities

3:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eclipse Make-It-Take-It Activities

 In the Old Gallery


12:30 a.m. Animals and the Eclipse, Featuring Nocturnal Animals

12:45 p.m. Sun, Moon Earth and Me: Stories of the Total Eclipse of the Sun with Master Storyteller Susan Fowler

1:45 p.m. Workshop: A Beginner’s Eclipse Watchers Guide

2:45 p.m. Workshop: What Parents Should Know About the Eclipse

 In the Toyota Learning Center


12:45 p.m. Workshop: Fun Things You Can Make to View the Eclipse

1:45 p.m. Workshop: Selfies, Hashtags How to Share the Eclipse on Social Media

In the Koch Immersive Theater


2:00 p.m. Eclipse Live Show

4:00 p.m. Eclipse Live Show

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

In the Old Gallery


12:45 p.m. Lecture: Solar Eclipses throughout History by Catherine A. Pilachowski, Indiana University

2:45 p.m. Lecture: Into the Darkness: High Altitude Balloon Flights on Eclipse Day by Glen Kissel, University of Southern Indiana

3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Imaging the Eclipse

In the Toyota Learning Center


12:15 p.m. Workshop: A Beginner’s Eclipse Watchers Guide

12:15 p.m. Workshop: Fun Things You Can Make to View the Eclipse

 In the Koch Immersive Theater


2:00 p.m. Eclipse Live Show

4:00 p.m. Eclipse Live Show

Excursions to Totality

The Museum has partnered with the City of Hopkinsville, Kentucky to offer two packaged tours for those wishing to experience the full 2 minutes and 39 seconds of the solar eclipse in totality are now sold out.

Interested individuals may also wish to view our complete Registration Info Local (sold out), which includes information on local lodging during our Eclipse Weekend.