'Eclipse Day' to bring astronaut, activities to Blakemore Planetarium

‘Eclipse Day’ to bring astronaut, activities to Blakemore Planetarium

Eclipse Day at Blakemore Planetarium will involve more than simply gazing up at the sky with protective viewing glasses.

In fact, Astraunaut John Herrington will be on hand on Saturday, Oct. 14, to speak at planetarium located at the Museum of the Southwest at 1800 W. Indiana Ave. His talks will occur following the eclipse at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy activities with Midland College, NuMinds Enrichment, McDonald Observatory staff, and many more.

The free event is presented by Chevron.

In Midland, the last annular eclipse of the century is scheduled to begin at 10:18 a.m. and last three hours, three minutes, with maximum coverage being viewed around 11:45 a.m.

Do you have viewers? Stop by the Blakemore Planetarium now to purchase your viewing glasses before they are gone.

Listen to this story at 2 pm daily via the Recording Library of West Texas

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the correct date of this event.