Events & Programs

Up In The Sky at Pacific Science Center

August 12-13, 2017
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Get ready for the upcoming solar eclipse with our expert educators all weekend long. Learn how to safely view the sun with our special equipment and training (skies permitting) and join us for rotating activities about the vastness of our solar system. Together we will explore how the orbits and the Earth’s rotation impact what we see and experience here on the ground.

Here is our rotating line up of solar inspired activities taking place August 12 and 13:

  • Solar Eclipse Scale Model: The moon is really small compared to the sun. So how does the moon block out the sun during an eclipse? Find out with us!
  • Solar Viewing: Safely view the sun with our special equipment and training!
  • Human Solar System: Come learn about the size of our solar system with a scale model! Walk out the distances between planets and find out about the vastness of space.
  • Human Sundial: Become a part of a sundial and learn about the earth’s rotation and relationship with the sun.

On Saturday, don’t miss the special guests from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to learn how some of our most familiar inventions were inspired by looking through a magnifying lens and observing nature. Come explore different ways to magnify, why we magnify, and who uses microscopy in STEM fields of work.



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