Hundreds of local people turned out to view the “Ring of Fire” Annular Solar Eclipse at BASF Planetarium on Saturday, October 14 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Planetarium volunteers were on hand to answer questions and provide demonstrations, as well as sell safe eclipse glasses to attendees.
The Facts published a web-only feature on Saturday, “Eyes to the sky: Eclipse-viewers see part of the ‘ring of fire’ at the BASF Planetarium”, including photos from the event. (The story was also published in the print edition of the paper on Tuesday, Oct. 17.) Read the story and see photos online.
BASF Planetarium is also hosting a Fall Astronomy Night next Saturday, October 21 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM to highlight the night sky. Read more online and RSVP to attend.