Penn Dixie To Host Offsite Eclipse Viewing

Bundle up! The public is invited to a special viewing of the Total Lunar Eclipse on Sunday January 20, 2019. Beginning at 9:30 pm, you can join Penn Dixie for a night of astronomy activities in the Gateway Building located at 3556 Lakeshore Rd. in Blasdell (14219).

Outside, the astronomers will be on hand to facilitate a mid-winter tour of the winter sky. Highlights include a bloody supermoon — featuring a total lunar eclipse where the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, turning the moon red — setting Mars, and a backdrop of winter constellations such as the Pleiades and Orion. No viewing glasses needed!

Inside, you can warm up with hot beverages and snacks in the lobby, attend one of the space talks, watch the official NASA livestream in the auditorium, or make astronomy crafts with their science educators. A limited supply of free NASA swag will be available, too. All ages welcome. No charge for admission thanks to the sponsors: RP Oak Hill Building Company, Inc., Erie County, and NASA.

With the exception of travel bans due to extreme weather, the program will take place from 9:30 pm until 12:30 am regardless of weather conditions. Relevant program updates will be posted on their social media.

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