Special solar eclipse event offered at Kentucky Science Center

The Kentucky Science Center in Louisville is set to host a special event in honor of the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests can expect a range of free activities and educational programs, including the distribution of limited eclipse glasses.

The event will provide attendees with full access to the center’s 50,000 square feet, featuring special programming throughout the galleries. Activities will include educational programs about the eclipse, viewing safety, cultural interpretations of eclipses and constellations, as well as an opportunity to view the partial eclipse.

Guests can participate in activities such as creating pinhole cameras, watching live coverage of the eclipse from NASA, engaging in educational activities about gravity and UV rays, and documentary screenings of Journey to Space 3-D in the center’s four-story theater, exploring NASA’s Space Shuttle program and other space-related topics.

Kentucky Science Center CEO Mike Norman expressed his excitement about hosting this event and engaging with guests from the region while explaining the science behind the eclipse. The event is made possible in part by a NASA Kentucky Space Grant. The Kentucky Science Center is located at 727 W. Main Street and is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

With its unique blend of education, entertainment, and interactive exhibits, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages!

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