Science Center zeros in on solar eclipse celebration


It's been dubbed a celestial event that hasn't been seen in the continental U.S. in 38 years.

The Connecticut Science Center in Hartford is gearing up for a solar eclipse celebration on both Aug. 20 and 21.

On Aug. 20, the Science Center said it has lined up a number of live science events.

Members who visit during that time can pick up an exclusive solar eclipse kit that includes NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses.

Then on Aug. 21, the eclipse itself can be viewed at the Science Center. There will also be a number of family-friendly activities.

WFSB meteorologist Mark Dixon will also be on hand.

Organizers said Connecticut will be able to see part of the eclipse, meaning the moon will cover part of the sun's disk.

Live streams, food trucks and a DJ will be on hand.

For more information, head to the Science Center's website here.

For more information on the eclipse, click here.

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