Solar Eclipse Tour and Star Party

Oracle State Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017   5:30 pm.

Mike Weasner of the Oracle Dark Skies Committee will share a power-point presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House, beginning at 5:30pm. He will offer a slide show report on his solar eclipse experiences as part of an August Sky and Telescope Tour. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. On August 21, 2017, a rare total solar eclipse will occur and be visible along a band crossing the United States; first seen from land in the US at Oregon's Pacific coast, and then it will progress eastward along a path through Oregon, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Tennessee and South Carolina.

A Star Party will follow the program, and from 7pm-9pm, telescope viewing and night sky interpretation will be offered, thanks to Tucson Amateur Astronomers Association. No reservation is needed for the star party; however, please call for a reservation for the 5:30pm program; free with park admission.