Here's Where You Can Catch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago

Here's Where You Can Catch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago

Here's Where You Can Catch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago

Those who attend the preview event can expect to learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, hear the mythology surrounding eclipses and learn everything you need to know to safely see the astronomical event.

The Adler Planetarium is also hosting "Chicago's Eclipse Fest", a free block party with music, games, solar activities and safe views of the eclipse. The first 100 attendees will receive free eclipse glasses which allow people to view the event in a simple and safe manner. This includes the newest exhibit, "Chasing Eclipses". Guests will also be treated to a live-feed of the total solar eclipse from locations that are in the path of totality in the Adler's immersive Grainger Sky and Definiti Space theaters.

A total solar eclipse will occur over the United States on August 21, visible on a path from OR to SC, crossing over northeast Kansas. In Chicago, at 11:54 am. -"Ask an Astronomer!" FAQ sessions (throughout the day) -Visit from Chicago Cubs mascot Clark - 11 a.m.

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Chicago will get the best view of the eclipse at 1:19 p.m., when 87% of the sun will be covered by the moon. -Live coverage from NASA from cities experiencing the eclipse in totality - beginning on the main stage at 11:45 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 19: 1:30, 3:30, 7 and 8 p.m. If you have special eclipse shades, or number 14 welder's glass, you will be able to look at the sun during the eclipse.

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