Join us for a once in a lifetime "Wow" event at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. We are also looking for kid SKYwitness Reporters to cover the eclipse from their hometown.
On August 21st, 2017, for the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States.
Mindy Thomas, host of NPR's Wow in the World, will be meeting up with the amazing team of experts at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. for their special eclipse viewing day activities – and you are invited!
The Smithsonian is open to all curious kids and their grown-ups who wish to participate. Observers in Washington, D.C. will be able to see the eclipse from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT, with peak eclipse expected at 2:42 pm EDT. During the event Mindy, will be available to meet and interview some of the attendees – she will also be participating in many activities, where kids can build their own viewing devices, ask questions with the experts and see interactive demonstrations that help explain the eclipse.
See some of the Smithsonian activities below:
Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, National Mall Building:
Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center:
Read more about the Smithsonian's eclipse related events: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/observe-solar-eclipse
Learn more about the 2017 Eclipse from the Air and Space Museum: https://airandspace.si.edu/eclipse-2017
Can't Make it?
Listen to Wow in the World's Special Eclipse Episode on August 14th where Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas help families navigate the what, where, when and how in the world to best experience this incredible astronomical event. And listen again on Thursday August 24th to hear real reports from Wowzers across the country about their eclipse experiences.
Safety first! Check out NASA's tips for safely viewing the eclipse: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
We Want To Hear From You!
Are you planning to view the eclipse? We are looking for Wow Reporters to cover the eclipse from their hometown or wherever they might be. Send in your photos, audio or video of the eclipse for a chance to be feature in our next podcast or blogpost. Follow the contact form here: http://tinkercast.com/contact/ or call 888-7WOW-WOW.
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