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Contact: B.G. Horvat, 252-728-2250, ext. 3014
HARKERS ISLAND, NC – On Monday August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. The area around Cape Lookout National Seashore will be in the 90% totality range during the early afternoon hours. The National Park Service will be hosting several public events during the eclipse. These events will be free to attend and include fun experiences for all ages.
- Beaufort Visitor Center (Located at 701 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516)
- Harkers Island Visitor Center (Located at 131 Charles Street, Harkers Island, NC 28531)
- Solar Lenses: Handheld solar lenses allow for safe viewing of the sun during the eclipse.
- Arts & Crafts: UV beads which react to sunlight, solar-reactive paper which can be used to create artwork & “Make-Your-Own” pinhole viewing devices for hands-on experiences.
- Telescopes: Solar filters make these telescopes safe for direct and indirect eclipse viewing.
- Junior Ranger: A solar-eclipse specific Junior Ranger program will be available at both sites.