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LIST: Solar Eclipse viewing events in Cleveland

Posted at 2:55 PM, Aug 17, 2017

Residents of Northeast Ohio will see about 80 percent of the first Solar Eclipse in about 40 years. 

The eclipse will begin just after 1 p.m. on Monday, August 21. The peak of the eclipse will be around 2:30 p.m. for Greater Cleveland. 

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Dozens of places across Northeast Ohio are holding viewing events and solar eclipse-related activities.

Cuyahoga County

Rock Hall of Fame | Those who will be walking around downtown today either during work or to watch the eclipse can celebrate this rare event through music. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be playing a special playlist with the sun and moon-themed playlist at Rock Box speakers along E. 9th Street from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starting at 1:50 p.m., Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon will play inside the Rock Hall and outside on the plaza.

Check out their full list of songs put together specifically for this rare event here on Spotify.

Fairview Park | Children in grades 2-5 are invited to learn more about the solar eclipse through interactive activities with the chance to make a custom eclipse viewer take home just in time for the eclipse.

When: Friday, August 18 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Fairview Park-Cuyahoga County Library | 21255 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center | Prepare for the solar by engaging planetarium program. All participants will receive a pair of eclipse glasses. Participants register here.

When: Saturdays, August 19 & Sundays, August, 20

Where: Lake Erie Nature and Science Center | 28728 Wolf Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140

Admission: $5 

The Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryVisitors can observe the sun by projecting an image onto a screen through the museum's 3.5 inc finder telescope. Eclipse viewing glass will also be available. Free for members. Free with general admission ticket.

When: Monday, August 21 from 1-4 p.m.

Where: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History | 1 Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Edgewater State ParkThe Cuyahoga Astronomical Association along with the Cleveland Metroparks will have telescopes and eye protectors for park-goers to see the eclipse. There will also be ten stations set up by non-profits groups.  The event is free and glasses are $1.

When: Monday, August 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Where: Edgewater Park

Geauga County

The Geauga Park Partial Solar Eclipse | Residents close to Geauga Observatory Park can try out several ways to view the sun during the eclipse.

When: Monday, August 21 Noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Geauga Observatory Park |10610 Clay St, Montville, OH 44064

Nassau Astronomical Station| The former Case Western Reserve Observatory underwent a transformation as the new Nassau Astronomical Station and the reveal of the 36" Cassegrain telescope.

When: Saturday, August 19 from  6-11:30 p.m.

Where: Observatory Park |10610 Clay Street Montville Township

Huron County 

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party | Learn about the solar eclipse and watch it live. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The first 100 people will have eclipse glasses.

When: Monday, August 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Monroeville Public Library | 34 Monroe St, Monroeville, OH 44847

Lorain County 

Solar Eclipse Party | This family event will give children and adults the ability to see the eclipse through live streaming and telescopes. Entertainment will be provided by the NASA Engineers' Band.

When: Monday, August 21 from 12- 4 p.m.

Where: Blesser Park | 150 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012

Mahoning County

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing | Friends from the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State will share their knowledge all things-related to the solar eclipse.

When: Monday, August 1-4 p.m.

Where: Metroparks Farm | 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield Road 44406

Medina County

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing | Stop by at Wolf Creek for sun-related activities prior to the eclipse.

When: Monday, August 21 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Wolf Creek | 6100 Ridge Rd, Wadsworth, OH 44281

Summit County

Pulling the Wool Over Their Eyes | The Summit County Historical Society is throwing a solar eclipse party at the Simon Perkins Stone Mansion. It's an ideal viewing spot. There will be a limited supply of specially designed eclipse glasses available for $2.

When: Monday, August 21 from 1-4 p.m.

Where: Simon Perkins Stone Mansion | 550 Copley Road in Akron

Summit Metro Parks | What better way to see the solar eclipse than being surrounded by nature.

When: Monday, August 21 from 1:30- 3:30 p.m.

Where: F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center | 1828 Smith Road, Akron