Experience the Excitement of a Solar Eclipse Viewing at Cox Science Center’s Marmot Observatory

Cox Science Center to Present Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

The Cox Science Center and its Marmot Observatory are excited to host a solar eclipse viewing on Monday, April 8. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and although South Florida won’t see the totality of the eclipse, guests can still catch a glimpse of the partial eclipse through the observatory’s 10-foot refracting telescope with solar filters.

This telescope is the largest publicly available telescope in South Florida, and no solar glasses are required to view the eclipse. Experts from the Marmot Observatory will be present to answer any space-related questions. The eclipse will begin at 1:48 p.m., reach its maximum at 3:30 p.m., and end at 4:15 p.m. A view through the telescope is included with a general admission ticket, and solar viewing glasses are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who want them.

If you are unable to attend the event at the Cox Science Center, several Palm Beach County library branches will be giving away solar glasses for viewing the eclipse. For more information about this event or how to get your hands on some free solar glasses, visit coxsciencecenter.org/event/solar-eclipse-viewing or contact your local library branch for details about their distribution of solar glasses on April 8th during daylight hours while supplies lasts.

The Cox Science Center invites everyone to come out and witness this rare astronomical phenomenon while learning more about space exploration from experts in our community!

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