On Monday August 21 from 1 to 4 pm, Penn Dixie will host a very special astronomy program: The Great American Eclipse.

While Western New York will only see a partial eclipse — roughly 75% of the full effect —several WNY sites will host a public viewing for this event.

Penn Dixie visitors will be able to view the eclipse through several telescopes, learn astronomy from our staff and volunteers, participate in hands-on science activities, and collect fossils. Admission is $4 for the public and includes free solar viewing glasses. No registration needed.

This program is supported by a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY, Erie County Cultural Funding, the Town of Hamburg, and NASA.

Penn Dixie is ranked as the number one fossil park in the Unites States and welcomes science enthusiasts from around the globe to uncover trilobites, brachiopods, crinoids, and corals that lived in a shallow ocean 380 million years ago.

More info: http://buffaloeclipse.org, http://penndixie.org/great-american-eclipse