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Westport Astronomers Invite Public To View Historic Solar Eclipse

You can view the partial solar eclipse from Westport Astronomical Society on Bayberry Lane.
You can view the partial solar eclipse from Westport Astronomical Society on Bayberry Lane. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. — Can’t make it to Salem, Ore., or Charleston, S.C., for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21?

Do the next best thing and head on over to the Westport Astronomical Society, which will be observing the not-too-shabby 70 percent partial eclipse through the solar telescopes and glasses at its Bayberry Lane digs.

If the skies are clear, the public is invited to take in this historic event from 1 to 4 p.m.

The eclipse should be visible in Fairfield County from 1:24 to 4 p.m., with a maximum at 2:45 p.m. Members of the society will help visitors safely view the event through proper solar filters at the observatory.

No registration is required. Just show up at the observatory, 182 Bayberry Lane.

Parking is closed at the observatory, but it is allowed in the lot just below it at the Westport-Weston Health District and along Bayberry Lane.

For more information, e-mail observatory@was-ct.org.

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