NASA Visitor's Center Offers Solar Eclipse Viewing Opportunities
Take part in the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 by participating in solar eclipse viewing and activities at NASAs Wallops Flight Facilitys Visitor Center from noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday Aug. 21.
Though not on the path of totality, observers at Wallops will see an 81.5 % partial eclipse. The maximum eclipse will occur when the moon covers part of the suns disk from this location at approximately 2:46 p.m.
As an official NASA viewing location, Wallops Visitor Center will provide free glasses for safe viewing of the eclipse as well as show the NASA TV live broadcast from 1 4 p.m. This multi-hour show will feature NASA experts along the path of totality, live feeds from NASA aircraft, balloons, and the International Space Station. The event also will feature solar-themed movies and activities as well as food and beverages for purchase.
In addition to the main event at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, there will be resources at two satellite locations on Assateague Island National Seashore - Toms Cove Visitor Center in Virginia and Assateague Visitor Center in Maryland. At both locations limited quantities of free eclipse glasses and resource will be available.
The NASA Visitor Center, located on Va. Rt. 175 about six miles from U. S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Phone (757) 824-1344.
Be safe! See short video.. (courtesy WBOC link)