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The Great American Eclipse Viewing Party

August 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MST

August is Eclipse Month at Lowell Observatory! Catch us around town for special events all month!

Celebrate the first solar eclipse viewable from the continental United States in nearly a century. Lowell Observatory will open early at 8 am for all-day solar viewing!

Eclipse starts (in Flagstaff): 9:13 a.m.
Eclipse max (in Flagstaff): 10:34 a.m.
Eclipse ends (in Flagstaff): 12:01 p.m.

Programming details):

Special Visitor Center hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Solar telescope viewing: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Live stream of totality in Madras: 10:19 – 10:21 a.m.
Pinhole viewers and eclipse games: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rotunda and Collection Center open houses: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Face painting: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Solar eclipse talk: 8:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m.
Clark telescope viewing (Venus): 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pluto tour: 2 p.m.
Clark tour: 3 p.m.
Self-guided eclipse activities available from (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Food trucks: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wheely’s Cafe will also be on sight to provide fresh pastries and morning coffee!

Regular admission prices apply, no coupons or discounts will be accepted.

***Please note that while totality will not be visible from Flagstaff, AZ, we will still be able to see the moon starting to cover the sun. The solar eclipse follows a path over the United States, crossing the country in a 73-mile wide diagonal band. While that arch covers the entire U.S., only the areas sitting directly beneath this path will experience total darkness.***


August 21, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm MST
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Lowell Observatory
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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