Special Events

Special Events are designed to celebrate special astronomy related events. Some past events included the Transit of Venus 2012, Black Hole Bash 2013, Winter Solstice 2011, and Art in Space.


2017 Solar Eclipse Celebration

Monday, August 21, 12 – 3 p.m.
Planetarium | FREE!

The Manfred Olson Planetarium invites the community to come view the partial solar eclipse that will be 86% visible from 12 p.m. to 2:30 on August 21, 2017. Maximum visibility of the partial eclipse will be visible at 1:18 p.m. Events include live music, food trucks, arts and crafts, and special viewing glasses available for purchase. An alternative plan of viewing live feed of the eclipse inside the planetarium is available if weather doesn’t cooperate.