Join News/Talk 95.1 & 790, KFYO at the Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater (2579 South Loop 289) on Monday, August 21st for a free Solar Eclipse Viewing Party.

Lubbock will have a 78 percent total eclipse and our friends at the Science Spectrum will have special solar viewers on-hand so you can view the solar eclipse safely. The eclipse will occur when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun during daylight hours and partially blocks or shades the Sun’s light from reaching us. Locally, the eclipse will begin at 11:30 a.m., peak with max coverage at 12:57 p.m., and then conclude at 2:26 p.m.    

We'll be out at the Science Spectrum from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. handing out KFYO prizes to those that come find our booth at the viewing party.

Free Activities at the Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Party will include:

  • Hands-on space science activities and experiment stations
  • Solar System and eclipse crafts
  • **Safe Solar Eclipse viewings with special helmets and optical projections     
  • Live streaming of the eclipse from locations experiencing a total eclipse
  • Mini planetarium shows in the Science Spectrum’s portable digital planetarium, the SpaceBubble
  • Refreshments and fun music!

Never look directly at the Sun or a solar eclipse without approved solar viewing glasses or helmets!

Additionally, the OMNI Theater will be offering special discounted screenings of the film Solar Max in the OMNI Theater at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on this day for only $5 per personSolar Max is the story of humankind’s journey to understand the Sun and how we relate to it, from the earliest civilizations to today. Using modern space exploration technology, we have just now begun to understand this closest star to our world.  Like how every 11 years it violently erupts in an event know as a solar maximum.  Solar Max is being shown at the OMNI Theater from Aug. 4th to Oct. 5th, but will be discounted on only August 21.      

*Solar Eclipse Viewing Party activities on the Science Spectrum front lawn and in the lobby are Free to the public, but Museum and OMNI Theater admission ticket rates still apply. 

**Safe Solar Eclipse viewing glasses are available for purchase now, and will also be available on the day of the event in the Science Spectrum’s Gift Shop for $2.15 each including tax.  For those not wishing to purchase their own pair of eclipse viewing glasses, free options using helmets and optical projections will be available during the event. 

Never look directly at the Sun or the solar eclipse without approved solar viewing glasses or helmets!