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Many LVAAS volunteers are traveling to the path of totality, to try to observe a total solar eclipse on August 21. As of this time, LVAAS is not planning any eclipse-specific activities. If that changes, it will be posted here and on our homepage.

Here is a list or activities in the area that we know about:

  • Bucks-Mont Astronomy Club will be hosting a viewing event with locations as yet to be announced: (mostly near Philly).
  • United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey will host an event at Jenny Jump.
  • The Franklin Institute is having a big eclipse event.
  • Moon Joggers is sponsoring a "Total Eclipse of the Sun Run 5K& 10K" in Allentown with 15% of registration fees donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation.
  • An Eclipse Party will be held at the Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St, Easton, on Monday, August 21, from 1 - 4 pm.
    1:00 - 1:30 pm  - Join us for a Science on a Sphere program about why eclipses occur.  Then at 1:45 pm join us at the back of the building on Pine St. between 5th and 6th Sts. to view the progress of the eclipse via telescopes or free eclipse viewing glasses.  Light refreshments.  Donations appreciated.
  • Bethlehem Area Public Library: Viewing party featuring songs, arts and crafts, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Library has a limited number of eclipse glasses available for free.
  • Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown: Space-themed activities, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 and noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 20; David Fry will perform at 1 p.m. Aug. 19; viewing party, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug 21; viewing glasses available for sale while supplies last

If you know about another activity that you would like to have added to this list, please email the link to

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