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Morehead State’s Star Theater hosting solar eclipse event

Morehead State's Star Theater will host a community celebration commemorating the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The event includes viewing of the eclipse outside and viewing glasses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A remote live feed will be available if weather conditions prohibit outdoor viewing.

The event includes a performance by MSU's Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, “Space Tubas,” at 2:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., the Star Theater will host a screening of the planetarium program "Sunstruck."

Dr. Pamela Clark, director of the Star Theater, said the celebration was organized because the eclipse is a unique astronomical event.

"We are experiencing a near totality (97%) solar eclipse, and it will be 20 years before we have another total solar eclipse over the U.S.," Clark said. "I hope folks enjoy the dramatic experience of a solar eclipse, learn more about the sun, and appreciate its wonders and the impact of the sun 'going away' even for a short time."

Housed in the Space Science Center, the Star Theater at Morehead State University is a state-of-the-art digital planetarium serving the surrounding area of Eastern Kentucky. The planetarium offers public shows on second and fourth Saturdays throughout the year, as well as a variety of special programs and events.

For more information, contact the Star Theater at or 606-783-9593.

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