Eastern Connecticut State University’s Wickware Planetarium will be presenting their show on solar eclipses at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. The show will feature the solar eclipse that will take place on the morning of Nov 3. Because of Willimantic’s location, only a partial solar eclipse will be able to be viewed. It will be “a spectacular sight,” says Russell Sampson, associate professor of physical sciences, “as long as it is clear.”
As part of the show, there will be a discussion on the nature of solar eclipses; what causes them, why they are so rare, the different types of solar eclipses and what they look like. There will also be a discussion on how to safely view the event.
The planetarium show is free of charge and has a maximum capacity of 50 people. The show is intended for people ages 10 years old and older. To make a reservation, please contact Sampson at firstname.lastname@example.org.