Welcome to the Big Kid Science page designed to help you enjoy and understand the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.
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Video Introduction to the 2017 Eclipse
This first video will give you an overview what to expect and how to watch the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, including information on why you may want to travel to the path of totality.
Video 2 — Understanding Eclipses
This video explains how, when, and why eclipses (both solar and lunar) occur.
Idaho Falls Events
Looking for a place to watch totality on August 21, 2017? Consider joining author Jeffrey Bennett in Idaho Falls, ID, for a series of special events over the preceding weekend and on eclipse day. Other guest speakers will include astronaut Alvin Drew and University of Colorado planetary scientist Nick Schneider and astronomer Erica Ellingson.
More info to come…
Also see the Eastern Idaho eclipse web site set up by folks in Idaho Falls.