Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver Total Solar Eclipse |
 |  
Home » News » Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

Don’t miss it: August 21, 2017! You’ll begin seeing the ‘first bite’ of the eclipse at 11:34 a.m. Totality begins at 12:58 p.m. and will last for two minutes and 14 seconds in Hastings. There’s so much to learn prior to the big day! This video explains the eclipse and some of the new terms you need to know to understand it. Events related to the eclipse are listed below. We hope you join in the fun!

Calendar of Events

If the events require an RSVP to the Museum, simply contact Visitor Services at 402.461.2399. Please note, not all events are hosted at the Museum!

 

FREE Solar Observing
May 27, June 24 & July 22 | 11 am-12 pm | Weather permitting

We use a specially equipped telescope so you can look directly and safely at the Sun! You’ll see the sun in rich, rewarding detail. No RSVP needed, just stop by. If the weather is cooperating, Planetarium staff will be set up just outside the Museum’s main entrance.

Teacher Workshop at Hastings Museum
Thurs, June 15 | 9-11 a.m. | RSVP by Mon, June 12
**FULL Waiting List Available**

A one-stop shop to make it easy for teachers to incorporate the eclipse into their classrooms. We’ll provide history on solar and lunar eclipses, then bring you up to speed on the great solar eclipse of Aug. 21. We’ll include fun trivia and activities that can be adjusted based on grade level. We’ll touch on how to host a school watch party, and each participant will receive a notebook of resources and information. Each proposed activity will align with state standards. Workshop delivered by staff from Hastings Museum and UNL Extension. To RSVP contact Visitor Services at 402.461.2399.

Preschool Playday: Astronomy, Oh My!
July 8 | 10-10:45 am | RSVP at least 24 hours in advance

Get your little ones in on the eclipse fun! Preschool Playdays are held on the second Saturday of most months. Kids explore exhibits, complete simple science experiments, and enjoy games, songs, and activities that pertain to each month’s given theme. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. Preschool Playday is free for Museum Members and costs regular Museum admission for Non-members!

Central Community College Eclipse Class At Hastings Museum
Jul 13 | 7-8 pm | Register through CCC, details below

Learn all about the total solar eclipse. We’ll also include a planetarium show describing the night sky. Contact Judy Hancock at (402) 461-2431 or judyhancock@cccneb.edu for
registration and other questions. Registrations must be received at least one week prior to the start of class. If cancelled, students will be notified at least 24 hours prior to class.

Up Close Program: Eclipse 101
July 14, 10-11 am & July 15, 11 am-12 pm | RSVP at least 24 hours in advance

Join us for an A-Z program all about this summer’s biggest celestial event: the Great American Solar Eclipse. A full presentation by Planetarium staff! This program is free for Museum Members and regular Museum admission for Non-members. Our Up Close
programs are intended for patrons ages 18-88 but all are welcome!

Teacher Workshop at Raising Nebraska, Grand Island
Tues, July 18 | 2-4 p.m. | RSVP by Thurs, July 13

A one-stop shop to make it easy for teachers to incorporate the eclipse into their classrooms. We’ll provide history on solar and lunar eclipses, then bring you up to speed on the great solar eclipse of Aug. 21. We’ll include fun trivia and activities that can be adjusted based on grade level. We’ll touch on how to host a school watch party, and each participant will receive a notebook of resources and information. Each proposed activity will align with state standards. Workshop delivered by staff from Hastings Museum and UNL Extension.To RSVP contact Beth at Raising Nebraska by calling: 308.385.3967 or email: elizabeth.janning@unl.edu

SolFest in Hastings, NE
August 18-20 |
Music and activities throughout the community: SolFest 2017.org

Eclipse Weekend | August 19 & 20

– We are booking an astronomer for free public talk. More details soon.
– We’re adding extra planetarium shows to our schedule too

Eclipse Day! Watch Party!

August 21 | Activities begin at 10:30 am

Join us on our front patio, weather permitting! We’ll have staff serving free cookies and Kool-Aid. Planetarium staff will be on hand for questions and we’ll have our telescope out to solar observe during the First Bite! More details as the day approaches!
– 10:30 am Last chance to catch our Eclipse 101 program in the Theatre.
– 11 am Solar Observing on the Museum’s front patio, weather permitting.
– 11:34 am First Bite on the Eclipse becomes visible.
– 12:58:50 Totality begins. It will last 2 minutes and 14 seconds.

Comments are closed.



Explore Hastings Museum
Follow Us: Facebook YouTube RSS
×
MENU