Visit the Westport Astronomical Society for views of a partial solar eclipse on August 21st. One of the most memorable astronomical events of our lifetimes is about to take place as a total solar eclipse dazzles viewers across the United States. While the big show will occur along a narrow path of totality less than 70 miles wide stretching from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, here in Westport we will see still see close to a 70% partial eclipse. Join us at our observatory where we’ll have solar telescopes available for safe viewing (if the sky is clear). NEVER look at the sun, even during a partial eclipse, without a proper solar filter!
The Observatory will open to the public at 1pm on August 21 and the eclipse runs from 1:24pm to 4:00pm, with maximum at 2:45pm. Come out and see the moon take a bite out of the sun right here in Westport.
Viewing the sun is a potentially hazardous activity. You use our equipment at your own risk and assume all liability for your own safety. Do not touch any telescope at any time. Westport Astronomical Society is not responsible for any harm or injury.
Parking is CLOSED at our observatory except for media and those who are handicapped. Everyone else will park at the Westport Weston Health District or on Bayberry Lane and walk up the hill to the observatory. DO NOT BLOCK TRAFFIC ON BAYBERRY.