In case you hadn’t heard, the moon is set to pass in front of the sun on the afternoon of August 21, and New Yorkers will get a decent (though not perfect) view of the event. The solar eclipse will start around 1:23 p.m. and last until 4.

The Museum of Natural History will be holding a talk beforehand in the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and will have a NASA feed of the event (as well as outdoor areas where you can watch). The event is free for members or with museum admission. Learn more here.

Event Schedule:

12:00 pm – Information available in the Cullman Hall of The Universe

12:30 pm – Pop-up talk given by Brian Levine followed by Q&A

1:30 pm – *Outside Viewing (Rose Center for Earth Space and the Arthur Ross Terrace

4:00 pm – Event ends


Phases of the Eclipse for NYC

1:23 pm – Start

2:44pm – Peak of totality (71% coverage)

4:00pm – End

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    1. Wendy says:

      n.b. “Coast to Coast” radio show; some advice re PROTECTING ONE’S eyes during that Solar event. Do NOT look at the Sun !My warning; besides, beware of glare off of automobiles — any sunny day. Hullo to the obeservatory in Griffith Park, L.A., CA. Hullo to Whittier College’s astronomy dept. Make a wish on a shooting star ! Remember the song which Perry Como used to sing?

    2. PM says:

      Glasses will be given away to those who participate

    3. The museum seems fixated on the blocking of sunlight in our neighborhood. Beyond this infomercial about the eclipse, they want to erect a massive, 110-foot high entrance-way which will keep the sun’s rays from Teddy Roosevelt Park all year-round. Lets hope the museum’s sunblock is limited to August 21, 2017.

    4. Edith says:

      I saw this in a post from them. But it seems no tickers? Just show up first come first serve? How does it work

    5. Mai says:

      Will you be home & able to attend?