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Experience the eclipse on the Lower Cape Monday

18 August 2017 11:25 PM
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The community is invited to join Cape Cod National Seashore rangers for a special eclipse program at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The free program will begin with a live feed projection of the eclipse as it passes across the U.S.

There will be children’s activities and information on what an eclipse is and how it occurs. At 2:30 p.m., head outside to view the 2:48 p.m. 60 percent eclipse. Certified eclipse viewing glasses and pinhole projectors will be provided for safe viewing.

Following the eclipse, write a note or draw a picture to include in a time capsule that will be opened during the next full solar eclipse in April 2024.

Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham; 508-255-3421.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster, will stream NASA TV’s live coverage of the 2017 total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of its Nature Knowledge Program.

NASA’s “Eclipse Megacast” will provide interactions with scientists and members of the public across the country as they watch and study the eclipse.

Although Cape Cod will only experience a partial eclipse this time, the museum invites the community to experience the NASA program on its big screen.

Participation is free with museum admission. More information at 508-896-3867.

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