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Solar Eclipses: Past and Present

Constitution Avenue, near Special Events Entrance
Washington, DC

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT


View the solar eclipse through the lenses of safe solar telescopes provided by the National Air and Space Museum. In addition, look through the lens of history and see some records from our holdings about past solar eclipses.



Ikels of the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine projects a solar eclipse onto a board for safe viewing by base personnel.

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