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Here's a look at the activities the museum planned around the eclipse:
» Daily showings — "The Great American Eclipse of 2017" — This is a custom planetarium show created by the Boonshoft Museum staff. The show will help prepare individuals with knowledge about the eclipse. For daily programming times, see this calendar.
» Friday, August 18 — Evening of Astronomy: The Solar Eclipse — This event will help spectators prepare for the eclipse. Learn why eclipses occur, what to expect and how to safely view it. If weather allows, live observing will be held at the Apollo Observatory. Admission is free. 7-8 p.m.
» Saturday, August 19 — Super Science Saturday: The Solar Eclipse — This is a free day at the museum offering the chance to learn about the eclipse and get ready for the event.
» Monday, August 21 — Watch the Eclipse With Us — Watch the solar eclipse at the Boonshoft Museum. Programs are based on weather and availability, though the museum has activities planned regardless of whether the eclipse is blocked by clouds.
Dubbed “The Great American Eclipse,” the celestial event will be visible in Dayton starting at 1:02 p.m. and will reach its maximum coverage, nearly 90 percent, at 2:28 p.m.
For more local information about the eclipse, watch WHIO Reports with Jim Otte at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, August 13, on Channel 7.
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