Where solar eclipse viewing parties are taking place on Monday


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With Monday being solar eclipse day day throughout the community, many places are hosting solar eclipse viewing parties across the area.

If you haven’t got solar eclipse viewing glasses yet, many of the events listed below are offering them for free.

The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979. Indianapolis will experience over 90% obscuration of the sun, making for a stunning event.

List of solar eclipse viewing events

  • The Children’s Museum
  • Ball State University, 2-3 p.m. on the University Green
  • Purdue University, 1-4 p.m. near Loeb Fountain
  • The Barrington of Carmel, 2 p.m., 1335 S. Guilford Rd.
  • Traders Point Christian Academy and High school, Whitestown (students only)
  • Eagle Creek Park, 1-3 p.m.
  • Holliday Park, 11:30 a.m – 4:05 p.m.
  • Highland Park, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Center for Inquiry School 2, entire student body observing downtown
  • Longfellow Middle School, entire student body observing in Martinsville

List of Solar viewing brands:

  • American Paper Optics (Eclipser)
  • APM Telescopes (Sunfilter Glasses)
  • Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film)
  • Celestron (EclipSmart Glasses & Viewers)
  • DayStar (Solar Glasses)
  • Explore Scientific (Solar Eclipse Sun Catcher Glasses)
  • Halo Solar Eclipse Spectacles
  • Jaxy Optical Instrument Co., Ltd.
  • Lunt Solar Systems
  • Meade Instruments (EclipseView Glasses & Viewers)
  • Rainbow Symphony (Eclipse Shades)
  • Seymour Solar (Helios Glasses)
  • Solar Eclipse International / Cangnan County Qiwei Craft Co.
  • Thousand Oaks Optical (Silver-Black Polymer & SolarLite)
  • TSE 17 / 110th.de (Solar Filter Foil)




You will need safety glasses to look directly at the eclipse, click here for a step-by-step guide on how to make your own.

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