You’ll be able see the first total eclipse of the sun in 38 years in the U.S. Aug. 21 in Middle Georgia.
Both the Ocmulgee National Monument and the Museum of Aviation are holding special events.
At the Ocmulgee National Monument, there will be a short talk before the eclipse on the astronomy of the Mississippian culture and the history of solar eclipses, according to a post on the park’s website.
Attendees should meet on top of the Great Temple Mound at 2:15 p.m. to receive free solar eclipse glasses. But the park has only 50 glasses to giveaway.
The eclipse is expected to be seen from Macon between 2:30-2:45pm., the post said.
Billed as a hands-on solar eclipse experience, the Museum of Aviation’s event will be held in its NASA Regional Educator Resource Center from 12:30-4:30 p.m., according to an event post on the museum’s website. The center is located in the Museum of Aviation Amphitheater.
Free solar eclipse glasses will be available, according to the post.
People planing to participate are asked to sign up ahead of time.
The eclipse will cross the continental U.S. from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.
But from wherever you watch it, don’t forget to wear special glasses. Although it’s a total eclipse, it’s still not safe to look directly at the sun.