Watch the August 21st solar eclipse at these events across Texas!
Wondering where to watch the August 21st solar eclipse? Although Texas is not in the direct path of solar eclipse totality, many of the larger cities still fall within 70% or more coverage. Here’s a list of eclipse events happening across major cities in Texas!
McAllen Nature Center Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
12:15 pm – 2:00 p.m.
4101 W US Highway 83
McAllen, Texas 78501
The McAllen Nature Center staff invites you to take in the solar eclipse together! There will be a partial solar eclipse in The Valley, with 50% to 60% eclipse visibility. Peak eclipse is set to happen at 1:13 pm, so plan on stopping by on your lunch break! Limited quantities of solar glasses will be available for $2 each, but the eclipse event is free of charge.
Pflugerville Public Library Solar Eclipse Viewing
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1008 W. Pfluger Street
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
On the day of the eclipse the library will begin with a short informational session on safe viewing and will give out free glasses. Weather permitting, attendees will be able to view the eclipse and work on a craft from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., followed by a screening of Wall-E, a space-themed family movie about the last robot left on Earth at 2 p.m.
Space Center Houston Solar Eclipse Event
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX, USA 77058
Space Center Houston has a full day of activities planned for the August 21st solar eclipse. Guest speakers from NASA Johnson Space Center will be sharing info on eclipses, components of the sun plus solar weather and how it affects earth. Guests also can create their own eclipse projector inside the center at Pop-Up Science Labs and experiment with spectroscopes. NASA’s livestream of the eclipse will be displayed on screens inside the center so guests will still be able to experience the eclipse in the event of overcast or rainy weather.
More info: https://spacecenter.org/special-events/
Scobee Education Center Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1300 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
San Antonio residents are invited to come view the solar eclipse safely at the Scobee Education Center. There will be solar telescopes to view, give-aways of safe solar viewing glasses, and bracelets that react to the sun (while supplies last), plus other fun activities for the whole family from us and other community sponsors. There will be BBQ and tacos from Most Wanted Smokers out of Kyle, TX and shaved ice from Flamingo Rey’s.
More info: https://goo.gl/qiQEzj
Related Reading: 5 Facts About The Solar Eclipse
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