The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is offering a Total Solar Eclipse event with a science education forum, free Planetarium shows, free eclipse viewing glasses, and outdoor viewing during the total solar eclipse August 21, 2017.
Beginning at 11 am the museum will conduct a briefing on eclipse phenomenon in its 200-seat theater, geared toward grades 3-12, and will simulcast NASA Television multi-hour show, Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA, with unprecedented live video of the celestial event.
Although the museum is not in the path of totality, guests will see a partial eclipse from the museum. Museum guests will be given free eclipse viewing glasses and are invited to visit the museum for a discovery of space in its Black Holes exhibit and a free Planetarium show offered every half hour from 11 am until 4 pm.
August 21, 2017 Events Include:
- Museum opens at 9 am
- Free planetarium shows 11 am to 4 pm
- NASA Television viewing from 11 am to 4 pm
- Science presentation at 11 am
- Outdoor music entertainment during the eclipse gathering outside the museum.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket for the outdoor gathering. Guest can expect to see the following:
- Partial eclipse begins at 11:37:17am
- Total eclipse begins1:02:36pm
- Approximate length of totality: 1 minute, 24 seconds
The indoor festivities are part of general admission, and the outdoor viewing and glasses are free for all guests. General admission is $12/ adult, $11/ senior or military, $6/youth 4-12 years of age.
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
28210 West Park Highway
Ashland, NE 68003
402.944.3100 ext. 220