There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming solar eclipse.
It’s almost upon us so you need to get your game plan in place.
The good news is that plenty of places are holding special events for tomorrow’s celestial event.
During this eclipse the moon will cover up 90% of the sun.
But it’s still necessary to have protective eye ware in order to view the sun, and many of these celebrations are supplying the needed glasses.
Here is a look at places planning parties around the viewing of this astronomical event.
The Ohio County Public Library
This is the place to see a live streaming of the eclipse from 1 to 4. The event is being provided by NASA, and admission is free. The library is located at 52 16th Street in Wheeling.
Green Bank Observatory
The Green Bank Observatory will offer hands-on activities throughout the day and visitors can opt to purchase lunch at noon. Viewing of the eclipse through telescopes and projections will begin at 1 p.m. The event is free and the observatory will be giving out eclipse safe viewing glasses. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4pm.
West Virginia University
West Virginia University is holding a Solar Eclipse Celebration on Monday. Eclipse glasses will be distributed by WVU students outside of the Mountainlair.
Beech Fork State Park
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Beech Fork State Park is hosting an Eclipse Viewing Party at its headquarters building. There will also be an ice cream social too.
Marshall University will be hosting a Solar Eclipse Party from 1-4 p.m. Free eclipse glasses will be handed out along with delicious moon pies. A telescope view of the eclipse will be projected onto a giant screen. Space-themed music will be played. This event is being sponsored by the Marshall College of Science, Student Affairs Group and West Virginia Science Adventure. The event will be held at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.
The Huntington Museum of Art
The Huntington Museum of Art has announced a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Free glasses will be handed out. The event will take place behind the museum at the studios. Bring a lawn chair. The event is free.
An Eclipse Viewing Party is being held at the Barbourville Park. The event is being sponsored by the Barboursville Parks and Recreation. The event will be held at the park overlook from 1:05 to 4 p.m.
West Virginia State University
West Virginia State University of Institute will be holding a free Solar Eclipse Viewing Party for students, faculty and the community. The event will be held outside of Hamblin Hall from 1-4 p.m.
Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society
The Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society will host an eclipse party at the Breezy Point Observatory at Camp Virgil Tate beginning at 1:30. The event will not have eclipse glasses, but the main telescope will have filters.