Mar 17, 2017 06:11 AM EDT
The Adler Planetarium has been known for showcasing several wonders of astronomy and astrophysics. To celebrate this year as the Year of the Eclipse, the Adler Planetarium shall hold a temporary exhibit entitled "Chasing Eclipses".
In an article in WGN TV, a total solar eclipse shall be observed on August 21 in several states in the US. What's more is that it has been 99 years ago when the same occurrence happened in the country which also crossed the entire Pacific and Atlantic areas. The last total solar eclipse was observed way back in June 8, 1918 where it was greatly observed in Washington and Florida.
According to the official press release of the Adler Planetarium, the total solar eclipse shall begin in Oregon at 10:15 in the morning PST. It will then pass over South Carolina up until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.
In relation to this most-awaited event among space enthusiasts, the Adler Planetarium will start their Chasing Eclipses exhibit this March 25. In this temporary exhibit, spectators will be able to see different animations of eclipses as if they are really witnessing it in real life. There will also some historical backgrounders and other exhibitions discussing the details behind an eclipse. The said exhibit will be up until January 8 next year.
Aside from the Chasing Eclipses exhibit, the Adler Planetarium will also host a special viewing party on the actual date of the total solar eclipse. The museum shall provide free solar viewing glasses and will also feature some of the museum's experts who will give educational talks about the once in a lifetime eclipse event.
The Adler Planetarium shall also have a partnership with the Southern Illinois University so that the university's football stadium can be utilized for the eclipse viewing. According to the experts from Adler Planetarium, the location of the university will be directly in the path of totality which will provide a best view of the total solar eclipse.