Eclipse: the Sun Revealed

Eclipses are certainly the most awe-inspiring celestial event. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon casts its shadow on a portion of the Earth, creating the incredible spectacle of darkness in the middle of the day. ECLIPSE: THE SUN REVEALED is an introduction to the science of eclipses and their history, as well as an explanation of how to view them safely. Hear first-hand accounts of witnessing a total solar eclipse and witness immersive visualizations that re-create this stunning event. Learn how eclipses revealed aspects of solar science that otherwise remained hidden. Leading up to the total solar eclipses visible from southern Illinois in 2017 and again in 2024, this show tells you all you need to know about the most impressive wonder the sky has to offer. Running time approximately 30 minutes. Suitable for audiences of all ages.