National Seashore to Host Solar Eclipse Event on August 21

A ranger with long braided hair and a flat wide-brimmed straw hat wears cardboard sunglasses and looks up at the sky.
There will be a live feed projection of the eclipse along the path of totality, children's activities, and safe viewing of the 60% eclipse using certified glasses and pinhole projectors.

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News Release Date: August 16, 2017

Contact: Dani Cessna, South District Interpretive Supervisor, 508-255-3421, ext. 0305

WELLFLEET, Mass. - If you'll be on the Outer Cape during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, join Cape Cod National Seashore rangers for a special eclipse program at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham from 1:30 to 4:00 pm.
The free program will begin with a live feed projection of the eclipse as it passes across the US. Track the eclipse along the path of totality, and see what a total solar eclipse looks like.  There will be children’s activities and information on what an eclipse is and how it occurs. At 2:30, head outside to view the 2:48 pm 60% eclipse. Certified eclipse viewing glasses and pinhole projectors will be provided for safe viewing. Following the eclipse, write a note or draw a picture to include in a time capsule that will be opened during the next full solar eclipse in April 2024.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham, and can be reached at 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with staff to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items.

Last updated: August 16, 2017

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