Yesterday, thousands packed the building as Liberty Science Center celebrated one of the greatest astronomical events of our lifetimes: the Great American Eclipse!
This eclipse – the first to cross the entire continental United States in almost a century – attracted families, groups, and friends to the Science Center as everyone came together to enjoy this thrilling moment. Guests filled up LSC's back lawn as the eclipse started at approximately 1:23 pm, reached maximum at 2:44 pm, and eventually ended at 4 pm.
There were telescopes spread out across the lawn for guests to peek through, as well as inflatable Earth and Sun globes for guests to roll around in. Inside, visitors watched a live remote broadcast from Cadiz, Kentucky – where the eclipse was total – while kids enjoyed a variety of space-themed crafts. At the end of the day, attendees enjoyed a special 4:45 pm showing of our Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show.
Check out some of our favorite photos from the event, and see even more pictures from the eclipse over on our Facebook page.