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Friday, August 18, 2017

Eclipse Viewing on the Bay! 8/21/17

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Those who wish to observe the partial solar eclipse the morning of Monday, August 21 can do so safely, and without visual interference from buildings, at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA. The moon begins to eclipse the sun at 9:01 am, with maximum coverage for Richmond (80%) at 10:22 am, and concludes at 11:37 am. The National Park Service will provide visitors with protective viewers, instructions for their use, and information about the eclipse, which is a rare and remarkable event! (The next solar eclipse visible in the Bay Area, also a partial eclipse, won’t occur until October 14, 2023.)

The first 50 visitors will receive a copy of the Junior Ranger Night Explorer Activity Guide, a beautifully-illustrated introduction to simple astronomical observation, and a Junior Ranger badge. Meet the ranger in front of the Visitor Center at 10:00am. Dress in layers as the weather on the waterfront can be windy and cold in the summertime.

The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free.

 

Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276