Viewing The Solar Eclipse Across The State

Aug 9, 2017

On August 21st, a solar eclipse will be visible across most of the U.S. While only locations in the path of the eclipse will see its full effect, Rhode Islanders will still be able to experience a partial view of the eclipse.

These are some of the events happening across the state to celebrate and observe this rare occurrence:


Seagrave Memorial Observatory, Scituate, RI, 1 p.m.

The observatory will open to the public, allowing views of the eclipse through a telescope. The site will remain open until the eclipse ends at around 4 p.m.

Frosty Drew Observatory, Charlestown, RI, 10 a.m.

Telescopes and projections will be set up for viewing the eclipse, and will be open to the public until 4 p.m.


Many public libraries across the state will be providing eclipse viewing glasses. You can ask ahead of time if your local library will have them.

East Providence Public Library, 1:30 p.m.

Eclipse viewing party starting with music, food trucks and eclipse viewing glasses for the first 400 attendees.


Museum of Natural History, Providence, RI, eclipse related activities all day, as well as a special planetarium show at 1 p.m.

Easton Beach, Newport, RI, "Sea Pageant," a community dance and song beginning at 1:30 p.m., organized by art collective Strange Attractor