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Total Solar Eclipse - 8/21/2017

Without expensive travel to remote, far-flung locations, viewing a "nearby" total solar eclipse is usually a once or twice in a lifetime experience. Visually, a 100% total eclipse is far superior to even a 99.9% eclipse. In this area of Maryland the eclipse will be about 80%. For this reason much of HAL's membership is traveling to different areas of the country to experience totality. CONSEQUENTLY, HAL IS NOT PLANNING TO HOLD EITHER A PUBLIC OR MEMBERS ONLY EVENT FOR THE ECLIPSE.

The Columbia Mall in conjunction with the HCC astronomy department is hosting an event at the Mall just outside the entrance to Macy's. Those staying locally may want to check that out. TheColumbia Mall's website link to information on this event has been removed. (We are unsure whether this event has been cancelled or if it is just a temporary website malfunction. You may want to call the local Macy's store directly for an update, if interested.)

The Bannecker Museum in Catonsville is holding a free event. However, it does require advanced registration. (Click the link below the map.)

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Eclipse Resources


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