Experience the science behind the eclipse at Golden Pond Planetarium

Where will you be on Aug. 21? It’s a countdown until the total solar eclipse.

People like Frank Sottile have been waiting for this moment. "I’ve been thinking about it for well over a decade," Sottile said. "It’s been on my calendar since probably 2010."

It’s more than just two minutes of darkness. It’s an experience.

"We are the only planetarium in what is called totality alley," said Rob Milner, manager of the Golden Pond Planetarium located in Land Between the Lakes.

Golden Pond Planetarium wants to give you what other eclipse spots can’t —science. "The things we’ve got going on is a multitude of eclipse shows that will tell you everything you want to know about the eclipse, how to view it, what to expect," said Milner. "Which is really good things to know considering it is such a short event."

Milner said you don’t want to miss it.

For people worried about damaging their eyes or being in the heat, the planetarium will show the eclipse in its 360 degree theater.

For all our inside eclipse viewers, you can reserve a spot in the planetarium theater by calling 270-924-2243 for groups of 10 or more.

The planetarium will also be a part of the Land Between The Lakes eclipse festival. At the planetarium, the observatory will be open for use. Milner said if you do have your own telescope, bring it.

There will be activities for children where they can build sun dials and more. 

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