Solar Eclipse Celebration: A Journey to Space in Kentucky

Kentucky Science Center hosts exclusive solar eclipse event

The Kentucky Science Center is hosting a special event to commemorate the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located at 727 W. Main Street, the center is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and guests will have access to all its activities across 50,000 square feet of space during the event.

Special programming will be stationed throughout the galleries, including educational sessions on the eclipse, eclipse-viewing safety, gravity, cultural interpretations of eclipses and constellations, and the chance to view the partial eclipse through limited eclipse glasses that will be distributed free with admission.

Activities during the event include creating pinhole cameras, streaming live coverage of the eclipse from NASA, and educational programs about gravity and UV rays that are sure to engage visitors of all ages. In addition, guests can choose to attend documentary screenings of Journey to Space 3-D, a film about NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the International Space Station.

Chief Executive Officer Mike Norman expressed his excitement for the event, saying that this once-in-20-years phenomenon is an excellent opportunity for people in Kentucky and beyond to come together and learn more about science while experiencing something truly magical in nature.”

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