Cartersville, GA, April 11, 2014–During the very early morning hours of Tuesday April 15, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Georgia.
Tellus Science Museum will be offering a unique astronomical experience for stargazers. The museum will be open from 1AM – 5:30AM for guests to enjoy all things eclipse related. The museum’s observatory will be open for moon viewing, along with smaller telescopes set up on the museum’s grounds. Inside, visitors can learn more about eclipses in the Planetarium where staff will be leading Sky Tours and Eclipse Demonstrations using Tellus’ new high-definition planetarium projector. Guests can also relax in the Theater at the museum as experts provide running commentary about the eclipse while broadcasting images of the moon from the observatory.
Should weather prohibit moon viewing at Tellus, the museum is prepared to tune into other observatories in North or South America and broadcast images of the moon from their observatory.
While this uncommon experience will occur on a school night, it’s still an excellent learning opportunity for future astronomers!
Tellus is a 120,000 square foot science museum located in Cartersville, just north of Atlanta. For more information about Tellus Science Museum call 770-606-5700 or visit www.tellusmuseum.org or www.facebook.com/tellusmuseum.