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Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
Join us to view the 2017 solar eclipse on Aug. 21 with the astronomy experts and museum educators at Science Museum Oklahoma! While not in the direct path of totality, Oklahoma City will experience approximately 85% obscuration of the sun at about 1:05 p.m.
>> What's the schedule?
At SMO (2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City), the eclipse will begin at 11:37 a.m., reach its maximum at 1:05 p.m., and end at 2:34 p.m. All times are provided by NASA and are approximate.
Special events will take place at the museum from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To find eclipse times for your specific address, visit: eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsearch/SEsearchmap.php?Ecl=20170821
>> What's happening at the museum?
• The museum’s Planetarium staff will be on-hand to answer questions throughout the day, as well as to assist guests in operating telescopes that will allow users to look directly at the sun and to view the eclipse safely.
• Special eclipse-themed shows in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium will take place on the hour and half-hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no shows from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (the show will be outside!)
• Activity tables facilitated by the museum's education team will be available outside from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
• Monitors in the museum will broadcast the eclipse's progress throughout the day.
• Indoor activities are included with general admission and membership. There is no cost to participate in outdoor activities.
>> View the eclipse safely — protect your eyes and prepare in advance!
Stop by The Science Shop at Science Museum Oklahoma to purchase glasses that will allow you to view the event safely. Single pairs of glasses are $1.25 each and supplies are limited!
The Science Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is not required to visit the shop.
>> Where can I learn more?
Visit our website! sciencemuseumok.org/eclipse-2017