Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Dear All,

Are you wanting to attend a “Solar Eclipse Viewing Party” tomorrow?  Eagle Creek Park will host one at Eagle Creek Beach (please see below as there were a couple of other locations that were considered) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  They DO NOT have viewing glasses, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.  They will be doing the pinhole postcards to watch the eclipse indirectly.

Attached is the time frame and percentage of sun covered for the Eagle Creek Park Area that was sent to me by a constituent.  I appreciated the information and thought you may. too.

Please remember DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT THE PROTECTIVE GLASSES.  FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING THAT ARE PRINTED ON THEM.  These glasses are completely black and you cannot see anything through them, not even a light bulb.  Don’t risk looking at the eclipse without the proper eye glasses. Your sight is a very precious thing, don’t risk losing it or damaging your eyes.  If you are out during the eclipse with children, remember that they are curious.  Sometimes they will do something even if you tell them not to do it.  Make sure you educate your children about the dangers of not only looking at the sun during an eclipse, but looking directly at the sun anytime.

Also, it is wise to keep pets indoors.  The “eeriness” of the eclipse could affect them, and you wouldn’t want them looking at the sun either.

If you are watching the eclipse tomorrow, enjoy.  I believe it is televised as well, so you may see it from inside and probably a lot of coverage from many different places.


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update – on Friday we were considering Eagle’s Crest as an alternate location to the EDC for the solar eclipse program, to accommodate the expected numbers, but after scouting out a few other spots we’ve decided on Eagle Creek Beach instead.  The beach has plenty of parking and a large open sky area for eclipse watching, but it also has nearby shade, drinking fountains, restrooms, and playgrounds, as well as a much prettier view.  We’ll open up the beach gates, but swimming is still closed for the season.  We will not be giving out eclipse glasses – folks are welcome to bring their own if they have them, and we’ll have simple pinhole postcards to watch the eclipse indirectly.  Visitors are also welcome to find their favorite spot in Eagle Creek and watch the eclipse on their own.   This event is free with park admission.  Please let me know if you have any questions, and for more information and updates you can also check out the event page on Facebook:

Dawn VanDeman
Manager / Earth Discovery Center

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