The big solar eclipse is this Monday and we have put together a list of locations and events where you can view it.
Kentucky Horse Park – The Park in the Dark party starts at 9am at Rolex Stadium. Free eclipse viewing glasses to the first 250 visitors with paid admission. Food trucks, kids’ crafts, and music. See kyhorsepark.com for more info.
Lexington Parks & Recreation – Parks & Rec will have three spots to see the eclipse from 1pm to 4pm. The locations are McConnell Springs, Raven Run, and Thoroughbred Park. Bring a chair or blanket, eclipse glasses will be provided at all sites.
Lexington Public Library – The NASA Eclipse Across America stream will run from 12pm to 4pm in the Farish Theater. Images will be captured by 11 spacecraft, NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. See Lexpublib.org for more info.
UK Arboretum – The Solar Eclipse Celebration will run from 1pm to 4pm. Eclipse glasses to the first 100 participants, bring your own chair. See Arboretum.ca.uky.edu for more info.
Kentucky State Parks – Several state parks will be hosting eclipse events. See parks.ky.gov/eclipse.aspx for a complete listing.
Eastern Kentucky University – 1pm to 4pm at the EKU observation deck. Large telescopes with solar filters will be available for use along with eclipse eyewear for all attendees. After the eclipse Hummel Planetarium will offer a free viewing of Exploding Universe. See eku.edu for more info.
UK Intramural Fields – The UK physics and astronomy departments will host the Eclipse Experience from 130pm to 3pm for all students. A limited supply of eclipse eyewear will be available and a projector will show the eclipse in real time on a screen. See uky.edu for more info.