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Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Apr 08 | Mon | 12PM | FREE
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Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Flatiron Plaza
Join the Flatiron NoMad Partnership and the Simons Foundation for a Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Party during an afternoon full of science and family-friendly activities in celebration of this unique phenomenon. This event is free, and no registration is required.

This event includes:

SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES In an effort to help ensure the Flatiron NoMad community has a safe and memorable eclipse experience, the Simons Foundation will be passing out free ISO-Certified Solar Eclipse Glasses to event attendees while supplies last.

SOLAR VIEWING ACTIVATION Join scientists and staff from the Simons Foundation in the Flatiron North Plaza to safely take a closer look at the sun before it is eclipsed by the moon later in the afternoon. Solar telescopes will be set up to look through and folks are encouraged to stop by to chat about anything and everything revolving around the sun and astronomy!

LIGHTSOUND ACTIVATION STATION The innovative LightSound devices can convert the variation of light intensity during a solar eclipse into sound and offer a more accessible experience for individuals who are blind or low-vision. The benefits of these devices are not limited to the visually impaired, and sighted individuals also greatly benefit from the multisensory observations the devices provide. In an effort to promote greater inclusivity around this incredible celestial event, staff from the Simons Foundation invite you to stop by the activation station to learn more and experience the solar eclipse through sound.

SOLAR ECLIPSE ACTIVITY Participate in a family-friendly activity led by the National Museum of Mathematics. Can a pea eclipse a beachball, or a grain of sand eclipse the sun? Experiment with eclipsing spheres of different sizes!

GALACTIC PHOTOBOOTH Get a digital and printed memory of this amazing day at the Flatiron NoMad booth.

SNAP A PHOTO! GIVEAWAY Snap a photo with your eclipse glasses and use #SolarEclipseinFlatironNoMad and tag us at @FlatironNY on Instagram for a chance to win a prize from our neighborhood!

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Venue: Flatiron Plaza

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