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Solar Eclipse Program

Free Public Event

Sunday Educational Fun for All!

Come to UNG’s Dahlonega campus to learn about the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse.

UNG will host an afternoon with fun educational events free to the public.

These events are a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to learn about the Sun and astronomy, as well as prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse (occurring the next day on August 21).

Join us to:

  • Experience intense, close-up images of the Sun on our Digistar 5 full-dome planetarium projection system.
  • Learn how to safely view the Great American Solar Eclipse.
  • Hear lectures from UNG professors on how eclipses relate to history, culture, and modern-day science.
  • View the real Sun safely through telescopes (weather permitting).

When

Sunday, August 20, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where

UNG Dahlonega Campus
Coleman Planetarium

Teacher Education Workshop

Teacher Education Workshop

Sign up for a workshop to learn about the Great American Solar Eclipse occurring this year on August 21.

The solar eclipse is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about eclipses, the Sun, and astronomy! Learn all about astronomy concepts, eclipse safety, and more that you can share with students in your classrooms.

UNG will hold a workshop for K-12 teachers.

This workshop will include a planetarium show to experience imagery on our full-dome digital projection system and gain insights into the motions of our Earth and Moon in the solar system, as well as activities on teaching astronomy and eclipse safety in the classroom.

Note that the May 13 workshop has been canceled.  Please sign up for the August 12 workshop if you would like to attend!

When

Saturday, August 12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where

UNG Dahlonega Campus
Coleman Planetarium

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