U.S. Space & Rocket Center Celebrates Solar Eclipse

Included with Admission

U.S. Space & Rocket Center Celebrates Solar Eclipse

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, in collaboration with the Alabama Space Grant Consortium and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, invites the public to a comprehensive solar eclipse observation event on April 8th. This day-long program offers a unique opportunity to learn about and witness this celestial phenomenon.

Activities for All Ages:

  • Interactive exhibits and hands-on activities will be available for children to explore the science behind solar eclipses.
  • NASA Heliophysicist Dennis Gallagher will talk about the eclipse and its astronomical significance at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the National Geographic Theater.

Safe Eclipse Viewing:

  • Members of the INTUITIVE® Planetarium team, alongside students from Alabama A&M University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, will be present to guide guests in safe solar eclipse viewing through specialized telescopes set up on-site.
  • Free eclipse glasses will be distributed while supplies last, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

National Engagement:

  • The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will be prominently featured in NASA's live coverage of the eclipse, with the broadcast displayed across various screens throughout the campus.
  • The Center's INTUITIVE® Planetarium team will be stationed in Russellville, Arkansas, located directly in the path of totality, providing live reports and imagery.

Event Details:

  • Date: April 8th
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Admission: Included with general admission

This event provides an exceptional opportunity for the public to gain a deeper understanding of the solar eclipse and witness this awe-inspiring astronomical marvel. Don't miss this chance to explore the wonders of space alongside leading experts!