astronomy

Viewing The Solar Eclipse Across The State

Aug 9, 2017
NASA

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.

The 15-foot-long telescope at Ladd has helped Rhode Islanders witness many cosmic events. David Targan, Ladd’s Director, said the observatory remains much as it was when it was built in the Victorian era, so visitors can still see what it was like to look at the night sky in 1891.

“There are observatories all over the world but none or very few that are as well preserved, I would say, from that era as Ladd,” said Targan.