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Eclipse Programs Day

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Eclipse Programs Day

Saturday, August 19

Family oriented programs all day! Telescopes!  Nature Hikes!  Eclipse Arts and Crafts!  10 am - 6 pm 

  • 10am – Big Sun, Small Moon- Auditorium
    • Explore the reasons behind why the moon blocks out the sun during a solar eclipse
  • 11am – Waterfall / Nature Hike Upper Bear -VC Front Doors
  • 12 pm – Astronomy -Auditorium
  • 1pm – Solar Pizza- Amphitheater
    • Come and make a solar eclipse happen in the palm of your hands!
  • 2pm – Moon Phases and Eclipses– Auditorium
    • Investigate how Earth’s motions create the day and year, what causes moon phases. And what causes solar and lunar eclipses  
  • 3pm - Astronomy – Auditorium
  • 4pm – Eclipse Arts & Crafts – Classroom
  • 5pm – Waterfall / Nature Hike – VC Front Doors
  • 6pm – Astronomy – Auditorium 

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Date of Event: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Start Location: 
Visitor Center

Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Road
SapphireNC 28774
Phone(828) 966-9099, Caution: GPS directions in this area of the state are not reliable.
Latitude: 35.096000
Longitude: -82.951000

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