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Cox Science Center to Present Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

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Apr 4, 2024

The Cox Science Center and the team at its Marmot Observatory are hosting a solar eclipse viewing on Monday, April 8. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Although South Florida won’t be able to 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-serve basis.

For more information, visit coxsciencecenter.org/event/solar-eclipse-viewing.

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.

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