Helping Hands (and Eyes)

Many astronomy clubs, science museums, observatories, and other groups will host events for watching the May 20, 2012, eclipse that will include viewing through solar telescopes, helpful information, and other perks.

Eureka, California
Kneeland Airport, 5 p.m.; hosted by Astronomers of Humboldt

Stockton, California
The Stockton Astronomical Society will host an event in the Shima parking lot of San Joaquin Delta College

Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory (partial eclipse only)
213-473-0800

Reno
MacLean Observatory, Redfield Campus, University of Nevada-Reno, 5-7 p.m.

Great Basin National Park, Nevada
Ranger-guided viewing activities at park headquarters

Pyramid Lake, Nevada
Beginning at 5:15 p.m. 

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Eclipse viewing and video projections, 3 locations; free eclipse glasses for attendees; 6:30 p.m.

Glen Canyon National Recreational Area, Utah
Solar telescopes; 6:30 p.m.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Telescopes, box projectors, and other activities on both rims 

Very Large Array, New Mexico
Free tours of the giant radio telescope, 70 miles west of Socorro, at 1 and 3 p.m., followed by eclipse viewing beginning at 4 p.m.

White Rock, New Mexico
Overlook Park, Hosted by Parajitos Astronomers

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico
Pueblo Bonito Plaza, 6 p.m.
505-786-7014

Lubbock, Texas
The South Plains Astronomy Club will host an event at Lubbock Lake Landmark.

Midland, Texas
Marion Blakemore Planetarium, hosted by West Texas Astronomers
432-683-2882

 

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