2017 Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun


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About the Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is a rare event. On August 21, the St. Louis area will be one of the very best places to witness it just after 1:15 p.m. NOVA producers will have three live trucks in the area that day and Nine producers will be shooting footage as well. NOVA will capture the spectacular event in a special presentation at 9:00 p.m. to air hours after the eclipse takes place.

NOVA: Eclipse Over America

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona.

Tune in for "NOVA: Eclipse Over America" on Monday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. on Nine PBS, repeats Wednesday, August 23, 8:00 p.m.

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Eclipse Resources

Eclipse 101, live video streams, science facts, safety, and 2D and 3D printable pinhole projectors from NASA.

The St. Louis Eclipse Task Force has been working since 2014 to raise awareness of the eclipse. This site has a master calendar of events, local news articles, and more.

The Saint Louis Science Center has information about eclipse day celebrations at the center, including presentations, demonstrations, and the Live Sky: Eclipse show at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.