August 15, 2017
Denise Bausch, 509-754-7886
On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will cross North America from coast to coast. This historic event, which last occurred in 1918, will be viewed by millions of people around the world. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will experience a partial eclipse in which the moon will cover almost 90% of the sun for approximately two minutes.
To celebrate this rare event, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will be hosting three Eclipse Viewing Programs which the public is invited to attend. Visitors may view the eclipse through solar telescopes and receive a free pair of commemorative solar glasses. Children can earn their Junior Ranger badge by completing a special eclipse program or create their own solar eclipse to take home. Rangers and volunteers from Lake Roosevelt will also be taking part in citizen science to help expand our understanding of the sun and how solar eclipses affect the Earth.
The Eclipse Viewing Programs will be located at:
Crescent Bay in Grand Coulee – 9:00 to 1:00
For information contact: (509) 754-7843
Fort Spokane Visitor Center (23 miles north of Davenport, WA) – 9:00 to 1:00
For information contact: (509) 754-7893
Libraries of Stevens County - Kettle Falls Branch 605 Meyers Street – 9:45 to 11:30
For information contact: (509) 738-6817