Solar Observing Day

10/14/2023 at 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Event Description

Join us in the Lohman Planetarium for a day of solar observing! While Florida is not in the direct path of totality of the annular solar eclipse, we will still be able to view a 50% covered Sun. Weather permitting, we will safely peer at the Sun with a specially modified telescope in the MOAS Courtyard, while the Sun will feature as the star of the planetarium shows for the day.

Planetarium Shows:

12:00pm: Live streams from NASA, Beuhler Planetarium's Derek Demeter in Utah, and more!

1:00pm: Live streams continued

2:00pm Live "The Sun Today" Show

3:00pm The Sun, Our Living Star


Eclipse Timeline:

11:52am: Start of eclipse

1:25pm: Maximum eclipse (50% coverage visible from Florida)

3:01pm: End of eclipse

Outdoor telescope viewing is free for the public. Lohman Planetarium shows are free for members or included with the price of museum admission. Eclipse glasses will not be sold at the Museum. 

Museum of Arts & Sciences
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114
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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.