The Facts highlights “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse event at BASF Planetarium

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.

Upcoming solar eclipse event featured in The Facts

BASF Planetarium has been gearing up for the October 14 “Ring of Fire” annular solar eclipse since early September, offering weekly showings of “All About Eclipses” in the fulldome planetarium to educate the public about eclipses and what they can expect on Saturday. The planetarium and The Center’s box office have been selling safe eclipse glasses for two for $5 and have seen sales spike in recent days.

Members of the community are invited to watch the eclipse outside the planetarium on Saturday (10/14) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, when volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, provide demonstrations and sell more glasses.

The Facts previewed the eclipse and the planetarium’s event in a feature, “Ring of fire: Annular eclipse Saturday to darken skies, could hurt eyes”, in today’s (10/12) paper, including photos from recent planetarium shows.

Read the article online and make plans to join us at the planetarium on Saturday!