Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
August 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Simpson County Tourism Commission will sponsor a Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Franklin Drive-In. Narration by Tom Mason, telescope operator at Mt. Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, CA. Telescopes will be set up for close-up viewing and cell phone photography.
Gates open at 9:30am.
Partial Eclipse starts at 11:58am; with the total eclipse at 1:26pm.
Totality duration at the Drive-In is 2 minutes and 34 seconds (one of the longest totality times in the area).
Admission is $5 per car load with the option to rent another spot for viewing equipment.