LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – All eyes were to the sky this afternoon as we witnessed the American Total Solar Eclipse.
We’ve been talking about eclipse day for months and now it’s over.
While we didn’t see a total eclipse here in Lexington, 95 percent coverage was still awesome to see.
Meteorologist Elise Dolinar and photographer Nathan Justice were at the Living Arts & Science Center Solar Eclipse watch party.
Three Lexington schools gathered to take part in eclipse day activities including a live feed from NASA Engineers in the planetarium and an outdoor eclipse viewing party. Around 300 3rd – 8th graders from William Wells Brown Elementary, Harrison Elementary and Sayre School will spent the day learning about the sun and its energy by rotating through several learning stations and culminating in a group eclipse viewing party from 1 PM – 4 PM.
The Living Arts & Science Center’s science educators lead students through art and science activities such as drawing a corona, making shadow puppets and sundials, making solar ovens to cook s’mores, making pinhole viewers and “Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America” live feed from NASA in the planetarium.
More than 1 thousand people stopped by the Living Arts and Science Center this afternoon.
**A Post-Eclipse party will take place during the Living Arts &Science Center’s monthly Discovery Saturday event on August 26th. Children and adults can take part in many eclipse activities such as drawing a corona, making shadow puppets and sundials, and viewing Planetarium shows of NASA’s eclipse recordings from Aug. 21. Discovery Saturday takes place every 4th Saturday from 10-2PM with hands-on activities throughout the building, planetarium shows and family workshops. Admission to Discovery Saturday is $4.00 and includes all eclipse activities and planetarium shows. Additional art workshops are also available for $8.00 and $10.00 per person.
Visit their website for more information: www.lasclex.org.