Event Details

Total Solar Eclipse!!

August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse crosses the continental United States, the first in nearly a century. For a few minutes, along the path of totality, the Sun is blocked by the Moon, and day goes dark. Metro-Atlanta is not on the center line, so we will not see a total eclipse. In our area, the Sun will be partially eclipsed, about 97%! Please note, DeKalb County Schools will extend its school day by one hour on Monday, Aug. 21 to provide safe viewing and instructional opportunities of the eclipse. Contact your child's school to find out exact dismissal times.

Many of us will not be able to make the day trip to the Georgia Mountains, however several venues in Super District 6 are celebrating the Great American Eclipse:

Dunwoody Nature Center will host a solar eclipse watch party from 1:00-4:00 pm. Peak eclipse will occur at 2:35 pm in the area. The "watch" party will take place at the Dunwoody Senior Baseball Fields (5321 Roberts Drive) as gatherers view this unique event–Dunwoody Nature Center will even provide special viewing glasses. Please park at the Baseball Fields and bring a blanket or chairs.

Celebrate Fernbank Science Center's 50 years of service to the students, teachers and general public of DeKalb County with an out-of-this-world event. Weather permitting, they will set up solar filtered telescopes for safe viewing at the Science Center. The planetarium will host programs throughout the day, including streaming images of the eclipse as it crosses the country.

The city of Chamblee and Interactive College of Technology (ICT) are teaming up to hold an "Eclipse Festival" from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The event, which is being held in conjunction with the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce, will be located at the Chamblee ICT campus, 5303 New Peachtree Rd. During the festival attendees can expect games, refreshments, educational projects and more. Children of all ages are welcome.

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