2017 Solar Eclipse Events in Northeast Wisconsin

Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse Illustration - Horizontal Sun Eclipse Illustration.

By now, you’ve likely heard that the eclipse is coming, looking at the sun during it will blind you and your kids, and glasses are sold out almost everywhere, right?

This Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be able to view an eclipse of the sun and the path of totality cuts clear across the United States. In the Appleton area, we will see about a 80% partial eclipse, assuming we won’t have heavy cloud cover.

Here’s a list of local spots where you can access events with glasses and other viewing devices on hand, and most of them are completely FREE will be showing a live stream also! If the weather is not great, heading to a spot with a live stream or finding one here will be our best bet.

2017 Solar Eclipse Watch!
11:30 am – 2:45 pm
Barlow Planetarium (FREE admission during the eclipse event)
1478 Midway Rd, Menasha, Wisconsin

Watch the Solar Eclipse at the Library
11:00 am Live-stream start time
440 First St, Menasha, Wisconsin

Solar Storytime & Eclipse Viewing
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Kaukauna Public Library
207 Thilmany Ave, Kaukauna Wisconsin

Eclipse Viewing Party
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Paper Discovery Center (FREE admission during the eclipse event)
425 W. Water St, Appleton Wisconsin

Total Eclipse of the Park
12:05 pm – 3:00 pm
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Stadium (Tickets for game required, it is also Q’Doba Monday and you can get a ticket with the purchase of lunch at Q’Doba!)
2400 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton Wisconsin

Celestial Experience on the CityDeck
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin

Eclipse Watch with Anna McCarthy
12:00pm – 2:30pm
Berlin Public Library
121 W Park Ave, Berlin, Wisconsin

Summer Reading Finale and Eclipse Party
1:00pm – 2:00pm
507 S Maple St, Black Creek Wisconsin

Some useful eclipse links:

Wondering what it will look like across the country? Why it is happening? NASA has you covered here. 

Find eclipse news and weather for Wisconsin from eclipse2017.org.

Learn alternative safe viewing methods from the American Astronomical Society.

Wondering if your viewing shades are safe? Look for ISO-12312-2 on them, if it is not there, they are not safe. Find more details about viewing shades here.

Check out this awesome video about safe viewing:

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Liz Schultz
Liz was raised in Wisconsin and returned with her husband and children nine years ago. They've been exploring all of the old familiar places and lots of new ones too. She is an avid fan of coffee, tea, and tacos. When she manages to steal free time without a pile of laundry, she knits like a mad woman.


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