Solar Eclipse Party

Event Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017
Event Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaithersburg Community Museum
Event Description: 

There hasn’t been a total solar eclipse across the US since 1979! Since Gaithersburg will be at 85% totality we are having a party! Enjoy solar viewing, solar activities, things to make and take, plus free solar viewers while supplies last. (Viewers courtesy of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heliophysics Education Consortium.)


PARKING: Use the field at the corner of DeSellum at Route 355. Enter the lot on DeSellum. It is a two block walk to the park. Handicapped parking available at Observatory Park.

WEATHER PERMITTING AS ALWAYS– This event will only be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. Last minute announcements will be posted on the museum’s facebook page

**Please check the facebook page before arriving for last minute announcements**

Some of the Gaithersburg Community Museum skywatching and educational programs are supported by The Explore Science: Earth & Space project, led by the Science Museum of Minnesota, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits are developed and distributed nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). Throughout spring and summer of 2017, events are taking place at over 250 museums and institutions throughout the country. The National Informal STEM Education Network (#nisenet) is a national community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement and understanding of current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). For more information about NISE Net and to download a digital Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit please visit:

Event Type: 
Citizen Science
Hands-on Activities
Telescope Viewing
Open to the General Public?: 
Event Location: 

Observatory Park

100 DeSellum Avenue
GaithersburgMaryland 20877
United States
Additional Comments: 
On the day of the event, please call 301-258-6350 for information.