Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to host Solar Eclipse Day 2017
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.
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**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
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
WHO: INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Video courtesy of NASA Goddard
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