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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to host Solar Eclipse Day 2017

On Aug. 21, 2017, the entire continental U.S. will see a solar eclipse. Only a 70-mile wide swath across the central part of the country will experience totality. Kennedy Space Center will experience a maximum coverage of 86 percent. Image Credit: NASA

On Aug. 21, 2017, the entire continental U.S. will see a solar eclipse. Only a 70-mile wide swath across the central part of the country will experience totality. Kennedy Space Center will experience a maximum coverage of 86 percent. Image Credit: NASA

WHAT: For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible through the United States. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, located in the partial eclipse zone, is commemorating this historic event by hosting a viewing opportunity right at America’s spaceport. On Aug. 21, visitors will be able to sit in the Rocket Garden and watch the moon begin to cover the sun.

Complimentary certified eclipse viewing glasses will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Space experts will be on site to engage with viewers, answer questions and offer commentary throughout the event; and NASA TV will be streaming live content from across the U.S. onto the visitor complex’s Jumbotron.

Leading up to the event, our education team will use the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex mobile planetarium to showcase the science behind a solar eclipse, and there will be two new eclipse-themed shows in Science on a Sphere and Eyes on the Universe.

For more information, click here.

**Photo opportunities and interviews available for media**

WHEN:   Monday, August 21, 2017

                 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

                 1:15 p.m. Eclipse visibility at Kennedy Space Center

                 2:45 p.m. Maximum coverage (86 percent)

WHERE:  Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

                 Rocket Garden

                 SR 405

                 Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899 

WHO: INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

To attend this event, please RSVP to Lauren Walbert at lwalbert@hillmanpr.com, (443) 683-0294 or Rebecca Shireman at rshireman@delawarenorth.com, (321) 449-4273.

Video courtesy of NASA Goddard

 

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Reader Comments

Thanks for the information. Looking forward to attending

Hello can we come to see the Eclipse sole?
2 adults and 3 children.
Thanks Odila Cruz

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