Tampa, Florida – On August 21st, 2017, The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) will engage eclipse enthusiasts with a range of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities including a space talk, viewing of the eclipse through telescopes fitted with solar filters and eclipse viewer building. MOSI educators will be on hand to answer questions and ensure a safe viewing experience. Even if cloudy skies prevent firsthand viewing of the eclipse, MOSI will air a live-stream video of the event from NASA.
Those within the band will experience a total solar eclipse while those areas like Tampa will experience a partial eclipse. People in Tampa will be able to experience an eclipse with the moon blocking slightly more than 80% of the sun from 1:17 p.m. until 4:14 p.m. with maximum coverage taking place at 2:49 p.m.
“Even though MOSI will be temporarily closed due to renovation, we are excited to share our enthusiasm for the eclipse with the Tampa Bay community. Events like these are made even more fun when space and science enthusiasts gather together to experience the wonders of our universe,” said Anthony Pelaez, Director of Innovation.
The Eclipse 2017 Party at MOSI is a special event to take place while MOSI prepares to reopen a revitalized MOSI on Saturday, November 18. There is no cost to participate in the event and parking is also free.
Free Eclipse 2017 Party at MOSI – Monday, August 21, 2017
All ages · 1 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
MOSI will host an exciting Eclipse celebration featuring hands-on science activities, viewing of the eclipse with specialized telescopes and an astronomy presentation.