KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Museum will stage eclipse viewing events at five locations around the county on Saturday, Oct. 14.
The museum will also present a program titled “Understanding the Eclipse” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. The program will be given in the back meeting room of the museum at 1451 Main St.
“We want to offer a chance for people to both understand and fully appreciate what a special opportunity it is to see this rare event,” said Joe Minato, a science teacher in Portland who will present the program.
The program is geared for families with children ages 8 and up, and will include hands-on activities.
Amateur astronomers with telescopes safe for viewing the sun will be stationed at the following locations from 8 to 10 a.m. during the Oct. 14 eclipse:
- Klamath Falls, Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St.
- Chiloquin, Spink’s Park.
- Sprague River, Squaw Flat Store.
- Bly, north side of Highway 140 just east of town.
- Crescent, Crescent Community Center.
Free eclipse viewing glasses will be available at the Oct. 11 event, and at all locations on the day of the eclipse.
The eclipse will peak around 9:20 a.m. in Klamath County.
For more information contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.