Oddly enough, lunar eclipses can only occur when there is a full moon . . . so they are all the more exciting as you watch the earth’s shadow pass across the face of the moon. And they are a fairly rare phenomenon, usually happening only twice a year.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014 there will be a total eclipse of the moon. Join Answers in Genesis astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner and watch the eclipse up close using our telescopes. In addition to the moon, we will take the opportunity to view Saturn, Mars and perhaps a few other things while the sky is full dark during the eclipse. The eclipse begins a little before 2:00 AM and ends about 5:30 AM. Totality is from 3:06–4:24 AM. This will give you plenty of opportunity to ask questions and pick Dr. Faulkner’s brain.
|Date:||Tuesday, April 15, 2014|
|Time:||Arrive at the Creation Museum at 1:45 AM on April 15, 2014. The event will conclude at 5:00 AM, but you may leave earlier.|
|Cost:||None—except for the loss of sleep—but you must register online. Availability is limited, so register early. Registration closes at noon April 14.|
|Suggested age:||12 years old and up|
|Location:||Back parking lot near the observatory. We will be outside the entire time. Restroom facilities will be available, but the museum building will not be open.|
|What to bring:||Warm clothing, lawn chairs, sleeping bag and ground cloth, pillow, snacks, water|
|Bad Weather:||In the case of cloudy or inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. The call for cancellation will be made at 5:00 PM, April 14, 2014. We will send cancellation notices via email.|