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2017 Total Solar Eclipse

xIn a total solar eclipse, the Moon will get between the Earth and the Sun and cast a shadow over Earth.  Darkness will fall in the middle of the day.  Planets and stars may appear.  The temperature could drop up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).  Animals and insects may behave like nightfall has set.  You may think you have seen a "total" solar eclipse before, but chances are you have not.  St. Louis has not experienced a "total" solar eclipse since the year 1442 and won't experience another one until the year 2505. 

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Solar Glasses for Kids

More than 340 applications from schools have already been received.  Applications are still being accepted!  Apply for FREE glasses for your school!  Donate to help us buy more solar glasses!

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Our June 17, 2017 Expo

Our June 17, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Expo is designed to help you learn more about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.  Held at Greensfelder Recreation Complex at Queeny Park located in Ballwin, MO, the expo will feature presentations by eclipse experts and more than 20,000 square feet of exhibits including activities for children. Doors open at 10:00 am and close at 5:00 pm.  You can attend for FREE if you pre-register.

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Final attendance

Over 4,600 guests attended the St. Louis Solar Eclipse Expo.   The St. Louis Expo is possibly the largest pre-eclipse gathering in the country helping  St. Louis be one of the most prepared communities for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

INFORMATIVE Exhibits

Up to 80 exhibits featuring eclipse viewing plans by area counties, cities, parks and schools are planned.  Vendors will host exhibits to show you the latest in astronomy equipment and safe ways to view the eclipse.

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GREAT speakers

Learn about the solar eclipse from experts such as Dr. Angela Speck, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Missouri - Columbia.

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UHY LLP CPAs

UHY LLP CPAsA special thank you to UHY LLP CPAs for handling guest "check-in" for both the Friday night panel and all-day Saturday main event.  More than 4,600 guests where seamlessly processed by volunteers with no previous experience with the ticketing system selected by expo organizers.   Even under pressure, guests were greeted with a smile and made to feel welcome.  If you have never heard about UHY LLP CPAs, please take a minute to visit their website at http://www-uhy-us.com and learn why we trusted them to help make our expo a success.

 

Donate to our cause

Please consider supporting making a 501(c) 3 tax deductible donation to the St. Louis Astronomical Society to support our efforts to make this expo FREE for the public and to purchase eclipse glasses for schools.

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Become a Sponsor!

If you are an organization that would like exposure to attendees of our June 17, 2017 Solar Eclipse Expo at Queeny Park, please contact us. We have many levels of sponsorship available with options to get premium placement of exhibit space. Please visit our Sponsors page to learn more...

FREE tickets, FREE parking!

 
 

Attend the expo for FREE
if you pre-register!   Parking is FREE for everyone!

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FREE eclipse glasses

FREE eclipse glasses for everyone (while supplies last).  Eclipse glasses are one method of safely viewing the partial phase of an eclipse.

FUN activities

Learn about the Sun, total solar eclipses and astronomy with FUN activities including a mobile planetarium.  Weather permitting, solar telescopes will be available to view the Sun. 

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