Total Eclipse 2017

On Monday, August 21 a 70-mile-wide band of North America will experience a total eclipse of the sun. Pennsylvania will only see a 77% eclipse, but don’t worry! You can watch NASA’s live stream or catch NOVA: Eclipse Over America at 9:00 p.m. on August 21. Look out for more updates about the eclipse on our social media platforms.

Space Themed Programs

Eclipse

NOVA: Eclipse Over America

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the U.S. mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona. Airs just hours after the eclipse.

Monday, August 21, at 9:00 p.m.

Voyager spacecraft

The Farthest: Voyager in Space

Learn how NASA’s epic Voyager missions, launched in 1977, revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their dazzling moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.

Wednesday, August 23, at 9:00 p.m.

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Saturn

NOVA: Death Dive to Saturn

For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending us dazzling images of Saturn’s breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. A suspenseful ride during Cassini’s final hours as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Wednesday, September 13, at 9:00

 

Activites for Families

Ready Jet Go

Ready Jet Go!

Watch Ready Jet Go! #130 Total Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean’s Year in Space Friday, August 18, at 8:00 p.m. on WPSU KIDS TV.

 

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