On the afternoon of August 21, a rare solar eclipse will cross over the entire United States. Although Berlin is not in the path of the total eclipse of the sun, we should see an impressive 70-75% coverage! To celebrate this rare celestial event, the Berlin Science Department will be hosting a fun and educational gathering between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Hotdogs, chips and beverages will be provided.

Students will have the opportunity to watch the eclipse using viewing glasses provided. There will be a fun lesson about eclipses, why, when and how often they occur. Students can also learn how to construct a viewing-box of their own to safely watch the eclipse.

The event is open to any Berlin student (elementary students should be accompanied by an adult) along with their friends and family. We do have a limited number of viewing glasses available. Because of this, we ask that you RSVP Mr. Scannell.