The Museum of Science & History (MoSH) has announced its Eclipse Central event for October 14, with special hours, from 9 am to 1:30 pm.
The day’s events will kick off with an early planetarium show at 9:30 am, then attendees can head outside in the event of good weather. The eclipse will start at 10:32 am, reach the mid-point at 12:01 pm, and end at 1:35 pm. Weather permitting, there will be telescopes with special lenses and staff members outside on the lawn of the Pink Palace Mansion. Inside, there will be live on-screen coverage of the eclipse in the Deep End theater.
STEM-based activities include:
- Planetary Walk illustrating the relative distance between planets in our solar system, which is made up of our star, the Sun, and everything bound to it by gravity including dwarf planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and meteor
- Make your own camera obscura / aperture for safe sun viewing
- Wood and Clay Model Eclipse Demonstration with take-home instructions
- Sun, Moon, Earth Bracket Toy exploring the difference between rotation and revolution
- Edible Moon Phases using sandwich cookies and filling to model the part of the Moon that is illuminated by the Sun in each of the 8 lunar phases
- Moonbear’sShadow Storytime and Experiment, showing how a shadow is created when an object blocks light from falling on a surface
In addition to the activities on October 14, the MoSH Gift Shop has a variety of eclipse supplies for sale, including eclipse-safe glasses, fun stickers, collectibles, and books. Visit MoshMemphis.com for additional information.