The place to look at the photo voltaic eclipse in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Grab your glasses and get ready for the coolest science show since February 26, 1979! WATCH LIVE: Live streaming video from NASA coverage of the solar eclipse WATCH LIVE: ABC News coverage about the Great American Eclipse

Meteorologist Travis Herzog says that at the height of the solar eclipse in Houston, 67 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. That said, it’s still as bright as any other day, but if the weather cooperates, you’ll see a black disk covering half of the sun. Travis says your two ways to see this solar eclipse safely without harming your eyes are to see it indirectly through a projection on the ground, or to view it through a device with a suitable solar filter.

If you don’t have any plans, head to one of these fun events!


Houston Space Center
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Space Center Houston will have a full day of activities. Lunar scientists will speak from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with another talk on studying the moon during the solar eclipse and upcoming lunar missions at 2 p.m. A limited number of sunglasses will be provided to safely observe the total solar eclipse and other observations. Opportunities such as sunspots will be available. Guests can also create their own Eclipse projector. NASA’s live stream of the solar eclipse is displayed on screens in the center.

Houston Children’s Museum
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The museum hosts a solar eclipse watching party for the little ones with lots of fun activities for kids. They will show a live stream in the auditorium from noon. Make sure to pick up your postcard from their science station so that you can safely observe the solar eclipse.

Houston Museum of Science
Noon – 2 p.m.
5555 Hermannpark Dr.
The planetarium offers six special 15-minute programs that explain aspects of the solar eclipse and what it looks like from Houston. Tickets are $ 4. At 2 p.m. they will then stream the totality from Casper, Wyoming, live in the planetarium. Tickets for this are $ 9.

University of Houston
11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
4800 Calhoun Street
Spectators can take a tour of the newly renovated observatory and watch the solar eclipse through the large telescope. This is open to the campus community. Outside the observatory, additional telescopes with solar filters, pinhole cameras for observing the sun and a goggles station with goggles will be available.

Freeman Branch Library
Noon – 2 p.m.
16616 Dianagasse
Join scientists and educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute to witness this solar eclipse. Solar goggles are provided.

Levy Park
Noon – 2 p.m.
3801 Eastside Street
Join scientists and educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute to witness this solar eclipse. Solar goggles are provided.

Hotel Ylem
11:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
8080 main street
The first 50 people receive free glasses. From 3 pm to 5 pm the hotel shows “Star Wars” with popcorn! Food trucks arrive at 5 p.m. with live music, astrology readings, and more!

Sugar Land

Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
13016 University Boulevard.
The first 150 people who enter the viewing area of ​​the museum at the beginning of the solar eclipse will receive free solar eclipse glasses.


Crosby Branch Library
Noon – 2 p.m.
135 Hasenstrasse
The library will provide a limited number of sun glasses. You will also have a live stream from NASA about the solar eclipse from the Path of Totality.


Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
400 College Boulevard.
The BASF planetarium shows NASA’s live eclipse feed on the ceiling of the planetarium. The planetarium offers glasses for $ 2 each while supplies last.

If you don’t make it to one of these events, the next total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024.

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