Grab the kids for the total lunar eclipse

February 19, 2008 6:00:02 PM PST
There is a show in the sky on Wednesday you don't want to miss. Leigh Glaser gives you some great sky-watching tips on these weeks Total Lunar Eclipse and where you and your family can watch it.

Event:
Total Lunar Eclipse: Red Moon Rising
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008
5pm - 8pm
The Eclipse will begin around 4 PM Pacific Time, 7 PM EST.

Location:
Chabot Space & Science Center
www.chabotspace.org
10000 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 336-7300

About this event:
Celebrate the "Red Moon Rising" with your family in the center or on a guided hike. Inside Chabot, see lunar eclipse live planetarium presentations, hands-on activities, and telescope viewing from the observation deck. The guided hike (approx. 3 miles, round trip) will start from Chabot at 5:00pm. You'll watch the moonrise and eclipse on the trails near the center and return to Chabot after the eclipse. For the hike, bring warm clothing, water and a flashlight.

Event Details:
The Moon rises above Chabot between 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Mid-eclipse is at 7:25pm.
Buying tickets in advance is encouraged for both events. Space is limited for the hike.
Prices: $10 adults / $8 youth, seniors, students
Members: $5 adults, youth, seniors, students
To sign up, call the Box Office at (510) 336-7373

View the science center's live webcam view of the eclipse at: www.chabotspace.org/webcams/lunareclipsecam


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