Pre-Eclipse Block Party

August 13, 2017
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Get ready for the great North American eclipse that occurs on August 21, 2017—people across the U.S. will be able to see a partial to total eclipse of the Sun! (Most Minnesotans will experience around 80% totality.)

Prepare for this rare sight one week ahead of the big show! Enjoy University of Minnesota scientist talks, hands-on activities, solar telescope observing, and free mini ExploraDome planetarium shows! Also, pick up your own pair of solar viewing glasses (while supplies last). Learn everything you'll need to know to safely catch your view of the eclipse—no matter where you might be on August 21.

The event is free and open to people of all ages with registration.

Thanks to the Bell Museum + Planetarium's event cohosts from the Minnesota Institute for AstrophysicsAerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department, and the College of Science and Engineering.