Solar Eclipse Party
Come and see the upcoming eclipse in our very own backyard of 55-acres inside the Ashton Gardens. We’ll have a variety of sun and solar-related games including:
- Exploring electromagnetic fields.
Using magnets and iron filings, guests will observe a visual representation of electromagnetic field-- the force which affects the shape and size of the Corona. The Corona is plasma surrounding the sun which can be seen during a solar eclipse.
- Sun prints with cyanotype paper.
Using found objects, guests will use the light of the sun to create images on paper (like a photo negative) that they can take home.
- Making pinhole cameras.
Viewing a solar eclipse is made safe and fun with these simple cameras.
- Nocturnal/diurnal plants and animals scavenger hunt.
Plants and animals rely on knowing daytime from nighttime, during a solar eclipse plants and animals can get confused because of the change to dark.
Party is free with regular venue admission and the Ashton Gardens provide a wonderful viewpoint for this amazing event.
The first 50 people at the event will receive a FREE pair of solar glasses! A limited amount of other glasses will be available for purchase for $5/each at the event.