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Eclipse on a Warship

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and ABC News 4 (WCIV-TV) are inviting families to watch as the mighty USS Yorktown, known to many as the “Fighting Lady,” is transformed into the “Shaded Lady” during the total solar eclipse on August 21.

The event titled, “Eclipse on a Warship” is included in the normal price of admission. The first 3,000 visitors on August 21 will receive a free pair of specialized glasses that are designed to protect their eyes while viewing the eclipse. An indirect viewing method will also be offered on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown.

Dr. Christian Iliadis, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UNC – Chapel Hill will give a special presentation and will be available during the eclipse to answer questions.

Total eclipse time in Charleston is expected to be 2:46 p.m.

Date:

08/21/2017

Location:

Aboard the USS Yorktown
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Contact:


Categories:

Cultural
Eclipse

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